The Chennai Corporation has responded to the situation of the posters-ridden walls in the city. On Tuesday, Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy recalled a five-month-old resolution and said it was pertinent that stringent norms be introduced to regulate the setting up of temporary dais for the conducting of functions and putting up of banners, streamers and wall posters.
“The city’s walls look bad. After the rules are drawn, we will take strict action against those who do not follow them,” he said, asking councillors to make a list with regard to places where public meetings are held on a regular basis. They are then required to debate them in their respective ward committees and bring it to the council for its approval.
The mayor said the civic body had banned wall posters in the city. Notice boards would be installed all over the city so that posters could be pasted there for a specific time frame. The civic body would collect deposits from those organizing functions to ensure that they remove flex boards and streamers within a stipulated period. Hopefully, the pertinent rules would be framed for these in a month, he added.