DIRECTIONS: Intensify drive against illegal hoardings

Author(s): City Air NewsKahna Dhesian (Jalandhar), December 5, 2012: The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued directions to all Deputy Commissioners and District Authorities to intensify drive against illegal hoardings...

DIRECTIONS: Intensify drive against illegal hoardings
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Kahna Dhesian (Jalandhar), December 5, 2012: The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued directions to all Deputy Commissioners and District Authorities to intensify drive against illegal hoardings in the cities and said that any violation of Municipal bylaws would not be tolerated.

Talking to media persons after paying obeisance on the 38th anniversary of Sant Tarlok Singh here today Badal said that Punjab Government was a firm view that it was the responsibility of district administration to ensure latest outdoor advertisement policy passed by the State Cabinet was implemented in true spirit and they should ensure that no illegal hoarding was allowed in any city. He said that to give more teeth to the law against illegal hoardings the Cabinet would soon approve a bill providing for criminal proceedings against persons responsible for erection of illegal hoardings.

Badal said that according to the new advertisement policy, electronic billboards would dot all the cities and illegal hoardings defacing the planned look of city would not be allowed.

Seeking cooperation from Saint and Seers in launching concerted drive against drug addiction in the state, Badal said that Punjab was paying dearly for being border state and porous Indo-Pak border. He said that the kind of seizures made by security agencies during last three years indicate that Union Government must ask BSF to strengthen its vigil to check the inflow of drugs and narcotics from across the border. He said that he has issued directions to Punjab Police to strengthen the case against drug lords and initiate proceedings for the attachment of their properties.

Badal said that with the guidance of Saint and Seers, we would be able to control the menace of drug addiction in the state and channelise the energy of our youth in the fruitful tasks.

Reiterating the resolve to hold dope free Kabaddi Tournament, Badal said that dope test report of Indian Team (Men) has already been received and no dope positive player would be allowed to play in the tournament. He said that his aim was to take Kabaddi to Olympic level and before that he was proposing an exhibition match of circle Kabaddi in ensuing Commonwealth Games.

Earlier, Badal paid obeisance on the occasion of 38th anniversary of  Sant Tarlok Singh and recalled his message of universal brotherhood and humanity. Prominent amongst those present on the occasion Sant Surinder Singh Babla and Sant Nirmal Dass Jaure.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012