SOS ..Save Our Streets

The Garden city is under attack recently, no not from any more by terrorists but from it’s own people with most uncivilized way of exhibition of their wishes via roadside holding’s. Some old initiatives seems to have failed miserably here, BMP seems only can see the posters on walls and not on the busy roads…


As the technology gets affordable most of the politicians have started building their brand equity via these big, cheap and colorful eyesores…


Every street, corner and road will have the local politicians putting up these posters to greet the residents; their wishes are now official and printed to remain on paper….


I am not sure of BMP which collects tens and thousands rupees revenues via the advertisement holding are even charging these locals for using the public space for their private use (yes, each individual and political party is private and not an NGO) for sake of arguments will BMP allow NGO’s to put up their holdings for fund raising free of change, I doubt!



This is like taking the common man for granted and using the public spaces the way they like!! isn’t it?

5 Comments so far

  1. Aravind (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 7:04 pm


    Could you please send the contents of your post to a few newspapers and the BMP?


  2. silkboard (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    That doesn’t work Arvind. I had done that (emailed newspapers) when I posted one face at a time. Illegal hoardings are there everywhere for all to see, no BMP official or newspaper journalist can escape these.

  3. briju prasad (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 2:10 am

    Well sometimes persistance works………like in the movie Shawshank Redemption??

  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on January 9th, 2007 @ 9:06 am

    I believe that BMP employes some intellects who can surf the net and gather the feedback from the Bangaloreans online, same with the Media.

    I am certain that few stories surely get inspired by posts published herein.

    Will will find the way, if they desire to…

  5. Chitra (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    This is so true! What visual pollution! Such eyesores!

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