Remove/Ban banners & posters illegally affixed on Public Property in Hyderabad
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Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority
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GHMC
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Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
Managing Director
Town and Country Planning
Director
Engineer-in-chief (Public Health)
Engineer-in-chief
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HMWS&SB
Managing Director
GMHC
Addl.Commissioner
Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Sri. M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S.
Mayor, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Majeed Hussain
Andhra Pradesh Tourism
Commissioner
Municipal Administration
Director

Remove/Ban banners & posters illegally affixed on Public Property in Hyderabad

    1. Mahender reddy
    2. Petition by

      Mahender reddy

      Hyderabad, India

Indiscriminate pasting of banners and posters in public places harms the image of Hyderabad city and also damages the environment. Most of these are pasted illegally, without taking permission.

Illegal poster pasting refers to the act of placing posters on public places and private places such as walls, poles, fences and hoardings. There are thousands of illegal posters attached to both public and private property.  When the posters are peeled off, they create litter which pollutes pavements and stormwater systems, and eventually have an adverse environmental affect on our lakes and waterways. 

Though it is banned by law, in the past GHMC has been unsucessful in dealing with this issue.  We request the GHMC Commissioner to

1.  Immediately launch a drive to remove all the illegal posters

2.  Take action against offenders in accordance to the G.O.RT.No.1163, M.A dated 31.12.1996 of M.A & UD.

 

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    News

    1. "Banners, posters mar capital’s beauty" in The Hans India

      Mahender reddy
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=1&ContentId=85439

      Even as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) goes on an overdrive in sprucing up the city, thousands of posters and banners by private parties mar the beauty of the city.

      Posters, pamphlets and banners, mostly targeting the student community is pasted on walls and pamphlets distributed in thousands to people on the road. Ameerpet is one such place in the city where all rules go for a toss as thousands of pamphlets form a carpet on the road. People do not spare walls of government building, gardens, electricity poles, road dividers and grounds meant for sports.

      “Posters calling for tuitions, computer classes, job consultancies and so can be seen on road dividers, electricity poles, walls, bus shelters and whatever place is available on roads. The sight really looks dirty,” says Shailaja Reddy, a student.

    2. PVC flex banners can cause cancer

      Mahender reddy
      Petition Organizer

      Flex banners made of poly-vinyl chloride are a serious environmental and health hazard. They can cause cancers and infertility.

      Municipal authorities and the Pollution Control Board have failed to prevent people from burning flex banners thrown in dustbins and at dump-yards. The city produces lakhs of flex banners as politicians and commercial establishments prefer them for advertising and every street has them.

      An engineer and environment activist, who is also member of the AP Environment Connect, says, “Flex banners deliver high-quality digital prints, but they are not bio-degradable and when they burn, they emit toxic fumes that have serious effects on health.” He added, “The toxins released when the flex banners are burnt are carcinogenic. These days there is excessive usage of the flex banners by the politicians. We find them even in villages.”

      Recycling post-consumer PVC is difficult because vinyl products are mixtures of PVC and additives.

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    4. Decision-maker Engineer-in-chief responds:

      Engineer-in-chief

      Why are these mails sent to ENCPHED who has nothing to do with the mentioned issued


    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    • vijay saradhi HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      to be precise., these banners manufactured through plastic material & fibre which aren't eco-friendly!!

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    • saipavan reddy HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      it is important to keep the city green&heathy

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    • sai sravan devireddy HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      just want my city at all places to be out of confusing banners.These banners are not making Hyderabad beautiful&colorful,I can say that for sure.

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    • Prakirti Valiveti HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      The environment we are living has its affect on our daily life. We better start in by cleaning the city. The banners and posters fill almost most of the city and the city will look good only when they are removed! A tourist spot like Hyderabad must not have some dark marks like banners and posters which will give a bad impression to the foreigners who come here to visit on various purposes!!

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    • swapnika potturi HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      its our responsibility to take the initiative forward and make the city look better,best no less than any other in the world..for the vast heritage and culture we have..Sometimes all the history goes waste when its not projected properly..When you cant tolerate if anyone makes fun of the city..and we reply to them vigorously..then have the same in taking the responsibility and cleaning up the city!GET TO WORK PEOPLE..join the cause!

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