Hoardings dot city crossings
Manish K. Singhal

The Amritsar Vikas Manch has raised its voice against hoardings of political leaders erected at various crossings in Amritsar.

Hoarding related to different political parties and politicians were installed a long time back and continue there. According to Mr Amrit Lal Mannan, general secretary of the manch, “These hoardings malign the face of the city and should be pulled down immediately.”

Despite the ban on erection of such hoardings by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the corporation and district administration have failed to pull them down, alleged the manch.

The hoardings on traffic signals distracted the drivers, which could lead to accidents. At some points, the hoardings have been installed in such a manner that the commuters find it difficult to see the traffic signal.

The Municipal Corporation allows hoardings to be installed at particular points. In most cases, political parties have not taken permission from the corporation.

Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala, former president of the manch, said “The law should be same for every one. There is a case pending in the court of law where a company had installed a hoarding illegally without taking permission from the corporation. But some political personalities have erected those hoardings without taking permission from the corporation.”



Forum welcomes Kohli’s candidature
Tribune News Service

The Business and Trade Welfare Forum (BTWF) has welcomed the decision of the ruling Congress Government to announce the name of Mr Surjeet Singh Kohli, younger brother of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for the Amritsar Assembly constituency. The forum decided to extend support to him. The chairman of the Forum, Mr Surinder Arjun, said Mr Kohli should also contest the Parliamentary election from Amritsar. Mr Kohli as Member of Parliament would be better for Amritsar business community, he added.



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