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DNCC starts drive against illegal billboards, banners

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Dhaka North City Corporation on Tuesday conducts a drive to evict illegal billboards in the city's Gulshan area.

Staff Reporter  :
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) started drive against illegal billboards, signboards, banners, festoons on Tuesday morning.
The drive, led by DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam, began from Gulshan Nagar Bhaban.
"Dwellers under DNCC must follow the rules. Our drive will continue today. Action will be taken against those who are still using illegal billboards-signboards. No one will be spared," Mayor Atiqul said.
bdnews24.com adds: A billboard was removed from a building opposite the DNCC office at around 10.30 pm.
DNCC urged everyone to pay the due tax by Sept 11, but most of the billboard owners did not respond, said Atiqul. Only nine companies have paid the tax. Many companies defied the rules.
"Many of them evaded the tax. Big companies are not following the rules."
Those who put up a signboard will have to pay tax from the date they received their trade licence, said Atiqul.
"This city has a guardian. They can't just dump construction materials on the roads or put up signboards and billboards anywhere they like. This can't go on. I urge everyone to follow the rules. Otherwise, our magistrates will bulldoze everything illegal."
DNCC will begin a separate drive on Oct 1 to remove the illegal cables of different companies dangling over the streets of Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Niketan, said the mayor..

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