Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-12-07 10:04 Bengaluru: The BBMP assured the High Court that it would remove all illegal hoardings within two months after the court took the Palike to task over the illegal hoarding menace on Monday. Justice Dr Vineet Kothari directed BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad to instruct BBMP officials to take strict action against illegal hoardings. The court said it would monitor the BBMP's work on a fortnightly basis and warned the BBMP, including the commissioner, of halting their salaries if they failed to comply with the order. The court posted the matter to January 4, 2017, asking the BBMP to submit a compliance report first. The court also asked the BBMP to give a list of pending cases before civil courts so that it could ask the principal civil judge to transfer all pending and new cases relating to advertisements to one designated court. "We generated 5,507 notices demanding annual charges, penalty and interest charges totalling Rs 331,92,29,410. So far, 5,246 notices have been served on 2,621 advertising agencies and other individuals and 3,608 orders have been passed. The amount recovered is Rs 4,39,48,000," said Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, who added that "500 officers, including,68 AROs, deputy commissioners, joint commissioners, revenue inspectors tax inspectors" were at his disposal.