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After Mumbai’s Billboard Tragedy, Civic Body Wants Large Hoardings Out

After Mumbai's Billboard Tragedy, Civic Body Wants Large Hoardings Out

Mumbai:

Irregularly shaped hoardings, especially those larger than 40×40 feet, will be removed immediately from the boundary of the railway administration, the Mumbai civic body said days after a 250-tonne hoarding fell in Ghatkopar, killing 14 people and injuring around 75. The rescue work at the site is still in progress and several people are suspected to be buried under the hoarding.

The Brihanmumbai Corporation does not allow hoardings larger than 40×40 feet in view of the financial capital’s proximity to the coastline, and the resulting weather conditions.  

“However, it has been observed that irregularly sized advertising boards have been installed around the roads/private constructions within the boundary of the railway administration,” read the civic body’s notice to the Central and Western Railways Administrations.

“In the light of this, as an additional measure to prevent accidents, the Additional Municipal Commissioner (City) has directed the immediate removal of all advertising boards larger than 40 x 40 feet within the boundary of the railway administration,” the notice added.