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OPERATION CLEAN-UP: Corporation staff whitewashing a wall on Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai on Thursday.
OPERATION CLEAN-UP: Corporation staff whitewashing a wall on Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

Ban already in vogue on 250 bridges, flyovers, subways

Over 300 staff of zones 1, 6 and 7 of the Chennai Corporation take part in operation to clean walls

CHENNAI: Two more roads — the 2.6-km-long Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai and the 4.6-km-long Tiruvottiyur High Road — have become wall poster and graffiti free zones.

The ban on pasting posters and painting graffiti on these roads came into force on Thursday with Mayor M. Subramanian overseeing the operation of cleaning the walls.

Briefing mediapersons, he said that like on Anna Salai and Kamarajar Salai, the other two roads where such a ban is in force, compound walls of government installations would be decorated with paintings. Tenders would be floated for this as over two lakh sq feet of walls have to be painted.

He said that strict action would be initiated against those violating the ban.

Very few cases

Apart from the one case registered against an offender on Anna Salai, there were very few instances of people pasting posters.

“The Chennai Corporation has already banned posters and graffiti on 250 bridges, flyovers and subways. Our staff would also remove posters pasted on street nameboards, electricity and phone junction boxes,” he said.

Over 300 staff of zones 1, 6 and 7 of the Chennai Corporation took part in the operation to remove posters and graffiti on Radhakrishnan Salai and Tiruvottiyur High Road.

Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni participated.

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