65 illegal encroachments demolished, 193 identified during anti-encroachment drive on Saturday

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Dehradun 04 August, 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 Saturday, 65 illegal encroachments were demolished and 193 illegal encroachments were identified. Till date, a total of 3321 illegal encroachments have been demolished, 6374 illegal encroachments have been identified and 108 buildings have been sealed.

Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash instructed the anti-encroachment task force officers to speed up the work of removal of encroachments so that Dehradun city could be free of encroachments as per the court directives. He asked the PWD, Irrigation and Power and other related departments to work in coordination.

Om Prakash instructed that those who had sought time to remove their own encroachments themselves and have not removed such encroachments, then the task force should immediately remove such encroachments. FIRs would be lodged against all those who have again encroached upon public land.

 Additional Chief Secretary said that as per court directives, the task to remove encroachments from public roads would continue. The orders of the court to remove encroachments in the city are being followed in letter and spirit. He instructed the officers that the work to remove debris from the demolished buildings and boundary walls on the roads should be removed speedily so that there is no inconvenience during rains.

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