Pista House fined Rs. 50k fine for displaying flashy name board

Hyderabad: The Enforcement Wing of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on Pista House Bakery, Charminar, for using flashing lights on its name board.

As per the challan, the bakery has used “non-static illumination” on the name board, exceeding 15% of the frontage of the building. It is also mentioned that the bakery has not taken permission for such a name board and the violation comes under section 420, 421 of GHMC Act and GOMs No. 68 dated April 20, 2020.

Earlier, GHMC officials had imposed a fine of Rs. 4.35 lakh on a man for illegally putting up hoardings congratulating newly elected Mayor G. Vijayalaxmi. The action was taken after several netizens raised the matter on social media.

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GHMC officials are not only taking note of the complaints raised on social media, but are also issuing challans against persons and establishments who are found violating the law.

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