Siliguri, 25th May: The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) has taken a firm stance against the increase of illegal hoardings within the city. Numerous unauthorized hoardings have been identified, which have evaded tax payments to the Siliguri Municipal Corporation. However, decisive action is now being initiated to address this issue. Today, under the guidance of Rajesh Prasad Sha (Munna), Member Mayor In Council, responsible for parking, guest houses, and advertisement, SMC employees commenced a campaign to remove illegal hoardings in Salugara.
During the operation, it was observed that hoardings had been displayed and installed on vacant land adjacent to Salugara for an extended period. These illegal hoardings were promptly removed as part of the ongoing campaign. Sha emphasized that there are numerous illegal hoardings throughout Siliguri, which have been identified by the SMC. A comprehensive list has been compiled to guide further action. The campaign will persist over the next ten days, ensuring the complete removal of all illegal hoardings within this timeframe. It was also highlighted that the presence of illegal hoardings has led to a loss of tax revenue for the municipal corporation. To prevent this, individuals must obtain permission from the corporation and pay taxes if they wish to display any form of hoarding on their vacant land or terrace. Non-compliance with these regulations will result in appropriate actions being taken.