Three such violations were reported by netizens in Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills and Himayat Nagar Cross roads.
At all three locations, TRS leader Atish Agarwal had erected unauthorised advertisements. While two advertisements at Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills were erected 15 feet above ground level, banners and cut outs were erected on electricity poles on road dividers in Himayath Nagar Cross roads.
The GHMC mayor took to social media to warn people indulging in such illegal activities. “Issued fines to my followers who set up flexis and hoardings in GHMC premises. This is to reiterate the fact that everyone is equal before law. We must adhere to the rules and regulations of the city. @KTRTRS @Director_EVDM @GHMCOnline @trspartyonline #Fines,” tweeted Gadwal Vijaya Laxmi.
Her promptness was lauded by netizens as they sought receipt of payments by such violators. “Appreciate mayor garu for your job, the main work comes here. Do they pay all these fines? What’s the proof of payment ? Please provide such information also,” tweeted Jagadeeshwar.
According to the Directorate of EV&DM, without the written authorization of the competent authority, use of lights or non-static lighting in advertisements, the scale of advertisements, the name board exceeding 15% of the façade of the building, the use of moving, revolving or variable message advertising devices is an offense committed under Sections 420, 421 of the GHMC Act.