Karachi, June 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has directed Local Taxes Department to review current condition of all advertising hoardings and bill boards installed in jurisdiction of KMC and prepare a detailed report in this regard and perform repairing works of broken and feeble boards so that citizens could be prevented from expected loss of human life and property caused by falling of such hoardings in case of fast winds and heavy rains in rainy season. He issued these directives while directing Sr. Director Local Taxes Mukhtar Hussain in a meeting held on finalization of measures regarding monsoon.
He said that guidelines regarding the size and location of advertising hoardings have been issued therefore they should be implemented on time. Advertising devices including hoardings, panaflex and bill boards should be installed in such manner that neither their size and height should affect traffic on roads and corridors nor possibilities of accidents should remain.
He said that falling of non-standard and improper hoardings had occurred in past during rains however KMC was implementing a clear and comprehensive policy in this regard and such hoardings would not allowed to be installed which were against rules or of non-standard however he said that advertising companies and advertisers also have responsibilities in this regard that they should ensure proper maintenance of their hoardings and fully cooperate with KMC.
Earlier following the directives of KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi Department of Local Taxes directed all advertising companies and advertisers to check their advertising boards and hoardings prior to the monsoon and remove broken hoardings immediately which were dangerous for citizens and perform repairing works where necessary otherwise they would be responsible for any loss in case of falling of advertising hoardings and bill boards during rains and action against such advertisers would be taken under advertising bylaws of 2003 amended in 2006.
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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
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