Dehradun 16 July, 2018-In pursuance of orders of honorable court, the exercise of demolition, identification of illegal encroachments and illegal constructions on footpaths, lanes and roads for general public and sealing of illegal encroachments in Dehradun city by Mussoorie- Dehradun Development Authority, Municipal Corporation, Dehradun and district administration has been going on.
Under the anti-encroachment drive on Monday, 76 illegal encroachments were demolished and 240 illegal encroachments were identified. A total of 1566 illegal encroachments have been demolished, 4340 illegal encroachments have been identified and 88 buildings sealed during the drive till date.
Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash informed on Monday that 21 people have been served notices for illegal encroachments. He said that strict action will be taken against those encroaching upon government land. Those indulging in illegal encroachments will not be spared at any cost. Action will also be taken against those who are running commercial establishments from residential houses against rules. Om Prakash said that the work of demolition of illegal encroachments, identification and sealing of illegal encroachments on main roads will be speeded up. The number of teams in the task force as per requirement will be increased. He said that the orders of the honorable high court are being followed in letter and spirit to remove illegal encroachments in Dehradun city.