The Hyderabad High Court on Monday criticized the GHMC for allowing political parties and individuals to display hoardings, flexies and cutouts around the city roads.
Dealing with a PIL filed by Telangana Vanarula Parirakshana Committee, the petitioner urged the court to direct the GHMC to constitute a committee to monitor the issue of granting permissions for hoardings and flex boards, The Hindu reported.
A report in the Deccan Chronicle adds:
When GHMC counsel claimed that there were no unauthorised hoardings, the bench said that it was an unbelievable statement as they (the judges) saw several cutouts and flexies etc. while travelling to court daily.
"Hyderabad being the capital for both states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, several leaders of political parties visit the city for various purposes and political parties have to maintain some discipline while displaying flexies and cutouts welcoming their party leaders," the DC report quotes the judge as saying.
The GHMC and the state government has been given two weeks to spell out its stand on regulating unauthorised hoardings.