RAWALPINDI - Tehsil Municipal Administration of Rawal Town, under its special campaign, has removed three truckloads of banners and posters from several city areas.
According to details, on the special directives of Rawal Town Administrator Saif Anwar Jappa, the municipal administration started the campaign to remove wall-chalking from all main city roads.
Four FIRs against the wall-chalking ban violators have also been lodged with the respective police stations.
Under the campaign, banners, posters and other advertising material have been removed from Benazir Bhutto Road (Murree Road), Saidpur Road, Sixth Road, Liaquat Road, Satellite Town, Kuri Road, Iqbal Road, Jamia Masjid Road, Raja Bazaar, Commercial Market, Khiaban-e-Sir-Syed, Jinnah Road, Gunjmandi and other main city areas.
Special teams under the supervision of Town Municipal Officer Ch Liaquat Ali and Town Officer regulation Toseef Ahmed Malik have removed wall-chalking from several areas. Special squads constituted in this regard have removed wall-chalking, banners and posters mainly from both sides of Benazir Bhutto Road (Murree Road) from Mareer Chowk to Faizabad.
The staff concerned was also sent to erase wall-chalking at Sixth road, Fifth Road, Fourth-B Road and Saidpur Road, the Rawal Town spokesman said while talking to APP.
The Rawal Town administrator urged the citizens to cooperate with the municipal administration staff to make the city neat and clean so that the residents could be provided with a healthy and beautiful environment.
The practice of wall chalking should be avoided as it gives an ugly look to the city streets, he said and warned that now cases would also be registered against the violators of wall-chalking ban.
Meanwhile, the administrator also issued directives to carry out special raids to remove encroachments from different city areas.
Demand for UPS, batteries, generators rises due to loadshedding: The demand of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units, batteries, power inverters and generators has increased manifold due to scheduled and unscheduled power outages here.
A market survey conducted by APP reveals that nowadays these products are being sold in the market at exorbitant rates. The shortage of batteries has also increased the miseries of customers, as 200-ampare battery is being sold for Rs 14,000 while its company price is Rs 11,500.
According to the suppliers, the demand of UPS has increased manifold as the citizens are facing the worst load shedding during this summer.
This year, UPS prices range between Rs 6,000 and Rs 18,000, depending on capacity of the unit. Various varieties of UPS are available in the market.
A dealer of imported and local-made UPS said the demand for the locally made UPS has almost doubled.
When asked about the demand of these items, he said it is increasing day by day. Most of the consumers said that they have to cut their expenses to save money to get new power back-up equipments as there is no immediate solution to the energy problem.
Other options are being used by the citizens and the demand of inverters and gas-generators has also increased considerably. A 500watts inverter is available in the market at Rs 2,500 while the normal gas-generator is being sold at Rs 30,000.