33K poll hoardings, banners, posters removed

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/11/2020 12:11:38 PM

NEW DELHI, Jan 10(Agenies): Nearly 33,151 posters, banners and hoardings have been removed by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) from public places in compliance with the model code of conduct enforced in the national Capital since January 6.
The highest number of posters and banners were removed in the South Zone 19,282. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has four zones — Central, South, West and Najafgarh.
A senior SDMC official said that action was taken to remove hoardings, banners and posters in all four zones, keeping in view the implementation of the model code of conduct immediately after announcement of Delhi Assembly elections 2020 date on Monday. Under this action, all publicity material related to political matters and elections are being removed," he said. In the last three days, 50,239 hoardings, banners and posters have been removed in Najafgarh Zone; 3,776 in the Central Zone; 4212 in the West Zone and 19282 in the South Zone, he said. Delhi CEO Ranbir Sigh on Tuesday had said that the civic bodies had been directed to take action as per the model code of conduct to ensure compliance.
The official further said that as per the MCC, all public advertisements like posters, banners and political references have to be removed from public buildings within 24 hours of announcement of poll dates, within 48 hours from other public places, and within 72 hours from private buildings seen in public view.



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