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Guntur turns a new leaf for the New Year

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 28, 2016, 7:15 am IST
Updated Dec 28, 2016, 7:30 am IST
The cinema posters is the main problem on the walls.
Guntur city turns poster-free with the initiative of the GMC and a few NGOs. The wall painting is attracting the people in the city. (Photo: DC)
 Guntur city turns poster-free with the initiative of the GMC and a few NGOs. The wall painting is attracting the people in the city. (Photo: DC)

Guntur: Guntur city is getting a new look due to beautifying of walls on the main roads for the New Year. The walls on the eight main roads of the Guntur city used to display wall posters of cinemas, advertisements and various programmes is becoming clean with the attractive paintings due to removal of wall posters. BR Stadium road, Vijayawada road, municipal office road, inner ring road, Kankargunta flyover road, Lakshmipuram road, Pattabhipuram road and Chuttugunta road are being rid of the posters.  Similarly, the oldest Officials of Government General Hospital (GGH) at Guntur also decided to beautify its walls and further to write health tips usable for the public.

The GMC is planning to register cases against the violators who display flexis banners and advertisements without proper permission under Prevention of Disfigurement of Open Places and Prohibition of Obscene and Objectionable Posters and Advertisements Act-1997 Section 3 and 4.

 

Primarily, the students of Kallam Harnatha Reddy Engineering College, Hindu College of Pharmacy, Hindu College of Engineering, and AC College with social service organisation Margam joined the walls cleaning and painting activity.

The cinema posters is the main problem on the walls. So, the GMC conducted a meeting with cinema theatres and printing presses and directed them not to stick posters without proper permission.

Students, K. Ravi, G. Kiran and others said that the cleaning of walls, whitewash and painting colours and drawings is a good experience to them to inculcate the habit of social service. GMC commissioner S. Nagalakshmi said that the GMC formed a team to curb illegal posters and disfigurement of walls on the main roads and warned about three months imprisonment and Rs 2,000 fine for violators.

The GGH also removed posters on its compound wall and applied white lime wash, said GGH superintendent Dr D.S. Raju Naidu.

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