Hyderabad, February 13: Officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have sent notices asking to pay Rs 3.15 lakh as fine for installing flexis of the newly elected GHMC Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi.
The flexis were erected in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills after she was elected as mayor with the support of the MIM.
Imposing fine for setting up flexis has become a hot topic in Hyderabad.
Vijayalakshmi is the daughter of TRS Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao. She is the corporator of Banjara Hills. Tarnaka corporator Mothe Srilatha bagged the Deputy Mayor post.
As per norms of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) flexi banners are banned within its limits.
Some activists say that she should have clearly told her cadre not to raise such flexi banners, and GHMC officials should remove them immediately and no one is above law, including the First Citizen of Hyderabad.
Several people flooded the Director EV&DM, GHMC Twitter handle with pictures of her flexi banners, to which the officials responded saying that e- challans were being issued.
The EVDM officials also requested people to post the violation photographs along with address details wherever possible so that e-challans could be generated for them and they would have them removed.
E-Challan generated for the post submitted by you. pic.twitter.com/fPcsIA2FDF
— Central Enforcement Cell, GHMC (@CEC_EVDM) February 13, 2021
illegal flexi banners:
It may be recollected that a 23-year-old techie was run over by a tanker lorry after a banner erected by the AIADMK fell on her. After the incident, the Madras High Court today came down heavily on illegal flexi banners across the cities, which were posing a threat to commuters.
After the incident, the GHMC conducted a drive to remove hundred of flexi banners’ especially those of politicians across the city, a move which was highly appreciated by the locals.