Wednesday, May 27, 2009

City’s aesthetics go for a toss

City’s aesthetics go for a toss

A huge hoarding of the chief minister in front of the Vidhana Soudha.
Express Features First Published : 26 May 2009 08:07:58 AM ISTLast Updated : 27 May 2009 09:02:03 AM IST
BANGALORE: Erecting banners, hoardings or cutouts in the vicinity of banners, nearabout Vidhana Soudha which comes under zone ‘A’ (advertisement free zone), is a strict no for any citizen, but not for the government it seems, which has shown disregard to the city’s aesthetics.
Even though the Chief Minister Yeddyyurappa had directed the BBMP to allow hoardings in the city, except in zones A and B, his government itself has gone ahead and violated the rules.
A huge hoarding with the Yeddy’s and the Minister for BWSSB, Katta Subramanya’s photographs on it, was set up in front of the Vidhana Soudha on Monday, to mark the inauguration of the drinking water project, which was organised by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, When contacted, a senior BBMP official said that the government banners can be put up in these zones and that the Palike will bring them down only if they receive any complaint from the public.
The hoardings and banners put up by the political parties or anybody else will be allowed with prior permission from the Palike and it can be put up only a day before the programme and on the day of the programme and should be immediately removed after that.
However, the Palike has not received any complaint so far and it seems they will not take action until they receive one.


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