NewsMeter Impact: Cutout of TRS MLA at Alwyn X road bus stop removed

Hyderabad: A huge cutout of Serilingampally TRS MLA installed at Alwyn X roads bus stop has been removed on Wednesday after Newsmeter reported the incident followed by a citizen’s police complaint against it. On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Nizampet resident lodged a complaint with Miyapur police station to remove the cutout.

With the aim to avoid the Chennai like accident, where a young woman lost her life after a huge banner fell on her, Mr Harish Munigela from Nizampet area took the proactive initiave to lodge a complain to remove the huge cutout of Serilingampally MLA, Arekapudi Gandhi.

Happy with the removal of the cutout after his complain, Mr Harish Munigela told Newsmeter, “I am feeling really happy that the complaint raised was heard by someone and the cutout was immediately removed. Earlier also I raised few complaints against flexis but it not resolved under the Nizampet municipality. We should know whom to contact so that our concerns raised don’t go unnoticed. It will be better if we have details of the concerned authorities in handy, then we can act immediately”.

Mr Sai Teja, Member of Forum Against Corruption (FAC) who guided the Nizamapet resident on complaining against this issue said, “When such banners are seen on the roads, then as a responsible citizen for preventing the untowards incidents, one should start complaining in a legal manner rather than bringing their emotions into the picture”.

While sharing more information on what to do whenever a resident wants to complain against any such issues Sai Teja said,

• Just dial 100 and complain then through a hawk eye file a complaint and visit the respective judristiction police station. File a complaint as per the AP/TS prevention of disfigurement of open places and prohibition of obscene and objectionable and adverstiments act 1997.

• Even if the police say that it will not come under their purview, one can ask them to write the same thing on the complaint and an acknowledgement of the letter needs to be collected from them.

• Afterwards, by using the myghmc app or through the ghmc website, a citizen can file a complaint as unauthorized banners/advertisements nuisance. Once the complaint is filed the user will get a message with the complaint ID along with the officer’s number. They need to follow up.

Anusha Puppala

Anusha Puppala is currently working at NewsMeter. She had earlier worked as a reporter with ANI and The News Minute. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Reporter with the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper, covering education beat. She had briefly associated with the national television channel Tiranga TV as a special correspondent. Anusha has extensively written stories on education, traffic, civic-issues, human-Interesting, off-Beat, consumer issues, health and environment. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Anusha is a social media buff and a passionate foodie. If not reporting, you will always find her travelling.

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