JMC launches drive against illegally displayed advertisement

Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Wednesday launched a drive against the advertisement displayed illegally in the different areas falling within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation. During the drive illegally installed hoarding structure at Peer Baba opp. Press Club have been dismantled by the team. However, the illegal advertisement material has been removed from various public places & the drive is still continuing on daily basis.
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.
JMC urged 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.