Mumbai: The Tata Motors on Wednesday paid a fine of around Rs one lakh to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities for displaying unauthorised advertisements during the much-publicised 'Nano' car launch at Marine Drive in south Mumbai.
The civic body had sent notices to the Tata Motors owner Ratan Tata and the Parsi Gymkhana officer-bearer, P C Cooper.
BMC objected to the putting up of 14 unauthorised hoardings across the venue where the function took place at Marine Drive on Monday.
“They paid fine of Rs 1,12,986 today. The hoardings were removed immediately on Tuesday and a fine was imposed on both the parties under Section 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, for not taking prior permission,” said Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Zone I) Kishore Kshirsagar.
The penalty is twelve times more than the actual advertisement cost, he said.
They had taken permission for display of car and not for putting up the advertisements in the vicinity, he said.
The civic body asked them to pay the fine for putting up fourteen 10x10 feet hoardings outside the sprawling Parsi Gymkhana.