Guwahati News Desk: An eviction of illegal banners at the newly inaugurated Dispur Flyover was carried today on 11th November 2021 by the Enforcement Branch, Guwahati Municipal Corporation, against the violation of recent public property defacement notification. The banner pertains to the upcoming Falcon Festival 2021 to be held at Umrangso, Dima Hasao to be organised by Falcon Festival Celebration Committee, Haflong, Dima Sasao.
Further, such defacement is contrary to the above notification and the concerned Committee shall report to the i/c Collector, Guwahati Municipal Corporation, within 3(three) days as to why such defacement of public property was done in spite of repeated intimation and notifications; failing which action will be taken as per law. Earlier on November 9, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has taken up several steps to maintain cleanliness in the city.
GMC has given four WhatsApp numbers for people to post pictures of people spitting or littering the cityscapes. Anyone who sends images of people spitting in public places will get a cash reward of Rs 1,000. The WhatsApp numbers issued by GMC are 8811007000, 7399003001, 7399003002 and 7399003003 where denizens can post pictures of offenders.
This move comes after incidents of spitting paan on the walls of the newly-inaugurated Dispur flyover came to light. Addressing a press conference in the city on Tuesday, GMC commissioner Devasish Sharma said that from now onwards, no one will be allowed to paste advertisement posters in public places without the permission of the Corporation.
“We will give 15 days’ time to people and agencies who have pasted advertisement posters in public places to remove all these posters. If they do not do so, we will take action against them under the GMC Act. If needed, we will lodge FIR against them,” he said.