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Date :6/19/2020
Press Release on 19th June 2020
JMC launched drive against the Hoardings/Banners displayed illegally in the different areas falling within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation

On the directions of Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation Ms. Avny Lavasa (IAS) and under overall supervision of Secretary, JMC, Ms. Tinna Mahajan (KAS), a team of JMC conduced a drive whereunder illegal hoardings and banners from various main roads and on the rooftop of various buildings of city has been removed and also cleared 09 huge hoarding structures mounted on the roof as well as ground within the premises of Press Club Jammu. During the drive, JMC removed all the illegal hoardings which had been in place since years. The team removed 9 hoardings of size 30 x 15 & 20 x 10. All these hoardings were installed without the permission of JMC The installation of such illegal hoardings, signboards, posters, banners & bill boards deface the property, buildings and walls of the city and are also constant threat to pedestrians and traffic safety. As per the advertisement, “Whenever any advertisement is displayed in contravention of section 116 of the J&K Municipal Act 2000, the same is actionable as per provisions of section 119 and 384 of the J&K Municipal Act 2000 with fine which may extent to Rs. 5000/- and with a further fine which may extend to Rs. 1000/- for every day during which the offence continues.” The Jammu Municipal Corporation appeals to the general public to remove all such hoardings, sign boards, posters, banners, bill boards & pole kiosks installed illegally failing which action will be initiated against the offenders and further contravention of the same shall attract penalty against such defaulters.