The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has cancelled the licences of six renowned coaching centres for violating its instruction by not removing their illegal banners, posters, festoons and signboards from the city’s roads.
A mobile court took the action against UCC, UniAid, ICON, ICON Plus, Omega and Paragon on Tuesday, said a DNCC press release.
All of these coaching centres are situated at Farmgate, one of the coaching hubs in the city.
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A signboard of UniAid Coaching Centre is seen on a building at Dhaka's Farmgate, December 26, 2017 Rajib Dhar
The DNCC Waste Management Department had issued notices to these institutions earlier in March to remove their banners, posters, festoons and signboards that were used illegally for advertisement purposes around the capital.
As they did not follow the instructions, the mobile court cancelled their trade licences in line with the Graffiti Writing and Poster Sticking Control Act 2012 and City Corporation (Taxation) Rules 1986, said the press release.
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DNCC Chief Waste Management Officer Commodore Abdur Razzak told the Dhaka Tribune: “Although there are limitations, we do our work. We are committed to make the city clean and green. Actions will be taken against anyone who violates the city acts.”
Earlier, DNCC took down around 20,000 billboards in the city corporation area, officials said.