70 illegal encroachments demolished, 115 identified in anti-encroachment drive on Thursday

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Dehradun 19 July, 2018-Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash has informed that in pursuance of orders of honorable court, the exercise of demolition, identification of illegal encroachments and illegal constructions on footpaths, lanes, roads and other places 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 Thursday, 70 illegal encroachments were demolished and 115 illegal encroachments were identified. Till date, a total of 2266 illegal encroachments have been demolished, 4789 illegal encroachments have been identified and 95 buildings sealed during the anti-encroachment drive.

Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash said that UPCL officials have been instructed to speed up the work of removal of transformers, electricity lines, electricity poles, HT and LT lines which are coming under the purview of encroachments.

Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash instructed UPCL officials that those transformers, electricity lines, electricity poles, HT and LT lines which have been marked as red should be immediately removed. Similarly other departments should also start the required work in a time bound manner.

Om Prakash asked the PWD officials to start the work of leveling of roads so that general public is not put to any inconvenience.

Om Prakash also asked the City Commissioner Municipal Corporation to speed up the work of removal the debris of the demolished buildings, boundary walls from the roads.  He said that administration has been getting continuous support of the general public in the anti-encroachment drive.

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