Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today urged traders to follow city corporation's rules and regulations and said no illegal work will be allowed in the capital.
"Whatever you do, you have to take permission from the city corporation authorities. There are rules and regulations for everything. We are seeing some people are installing illegal signboards, digital boards and LED signs without any permission. But whenever we conduct raids, they say they don't know about the rules," he said.
The DNCC mayor said this while talking to media during a raid against illegal signboards, digital boards and LED signs on Banani Road-11.
"Whenever you take a trade license, the size of your company's signboard is clearly mentioned there. You have taken permission for 3 feet by 4 feet signboard and instead install 30 feet by 40 feet signboard with LED lights, now that is illegal," Atiqul added.
"Such signboards are spoiling the beauty of the city. These are obstructing our view. Some people are making extra money by renting these signboards. But we will not let this to continue," the mayor further said.
Atiqul said he is receiving many calls from the people, whose illegal signboards are being removed, adding, "I want to make one thing clear, please do not call me for this purpose, if you do, then I won't receive."
Today's operation was led by DNCC zone-7 executive officer and magistrate Motabbir Ahmed and around 50 illegal signboards were removed, which were sold at Tk 40,000 in open auction.