257 illegal encroachments demolished, 149 identified in anti-encroachment drive on Tuesday

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Dehradun 17 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 Tuesday, 257 illegal encroachments were demolished and 149 illegal encroachments were identified. Till date, a total of 1916 illegal encroachments have been demolished, 4489 illegal encroachments have been identified and 88 buildings sealed during the anti-encroachment drive.

Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash informed that in pursuance of court orders, the strength of the anti-encroachment task force tasked with removing illegal encroachments within the limits of Dehradun Municipal Corporation has been increased.

Sunder Lal Semwal, Secretary, Doon Valley Special Area Development Authority, Banshi Lal Rana, General Manager, GMVN, Manmohan Singh Rawat, Executive Director, Doiwala Sugar Mill,  Vipra Trivedi, Deputy Commissioner, Revenue Counci, Jharna Kimthan, General Manager, SIDCUL, have also been included in the anti-encroachment task force.

Om Prakash said that the work of demolition of illegal encroachments, identification and sealing of illegal encroachments on main roads will be speeded up. He said that any laxity in removing encroachments on the main roads and within the limits of Municipal Corporation will not be tolerated. He said that vigil is being maintained at places where big or small hoardings have been removed during the anti-encroachment drive so that these hoardings are not installed again.

He said that the some of the owners of the buildings have themselves started removing the encroachments. He said that FIRs will be lodged against those who indulge in encroachments again under relevant sections of the IPC.  He said that the administration is getting regular support of the general public in the anti-encroachment drive.

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