urban development department suspends pmc hoarding policy
The municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak told reporters that the state government suspended the policy because the civic body did not issue a notice and invited suggestions and objections. The state government suspended the hoarding policy of Pune Municipal companies (PMC). According to the policy, the city is divided into four parts, and the monopoly right to display advertisements on billboards in these areas will be awarded to the highest bidder. President of Pune Outdoor Advertising Association (POAA) On Friday, Balasaheb Ganjave informed reporters of the Ministry of Urban Development (UDD)decision. At the same time, municipal commissioner Mahesh Pathak told reporters that the state government suspended the policy because of the lack of notice from the civic body and the invitation of suggestions and objections. The procedure can be completed within thirty days. Overall (GB) PMC passed a resolution in February 18, 2011 approving the hoarding policy. The high court of Mumbai filed a complaint challenging the policy. As directed by the court, the Department of Urban Development held a hearing on the issue in the presence of POAA and PMC delegates. The city development department issued an order saying that the resolution passed by GB had been suspended.