Illegal structures hindering traffic movement removed

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jul 2017 13:15:31

Staff Reporter,

To crack whip on encroachers who place kiosks, makeshift shops along main roads and shopkeepers who deck commodities on footpath hindering traffic movement, the Anti-Encroachment Department of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Friday conducted drive in Madan Mahal area and removed many temporary structures. Senior officials of the department informed that they are conducting the drive to remove temporary as well as permanent structures hindering traffic movement.

Officials said JMC has repeatedly urged people not to erect illegal structures on Government land and shopkeepers not to place shops, place commodities on footpaths and roads and help maintain proper traffic flow on city roads. But, overlooking civic body’s warnings shopkeepers constantly violates law and hinder traffic. Besides, people also erect temporary structures alongside main roads. Hence, taking strict action against erring people, Anti-Encroachment Department on Friday conducted the drive in Madan Mahal area and removed over a dozen kiosks placed on nullah near Madan Mahal Police Station.

The squad also removed some other temporary structures like handcarts and makeshift shops. Officials said now the Department is planning to prepare challans of erring shopkeepers and send them to the Municipal Court for further action. As per Section 322, 323 of the Municipal Corporation Act 1956 the court may impose fine of Rs 5000 or five months imprisonment to erring shopkeepers.

The Anti-Encroachment Department is carrying out drive unchecked to clear encroachments obstructing traffic movement on roads. Senior officials said they would continue the drive and would remove illegal structures hindering free flow of traffic on main roads.  Likewise, the civic body is also carrying out flattening of proposed link road in between Railway’s fourth and third bridge. The anti-encroachment department has recently razed permanent structures including private institutions and houses which were hindering construction of the road.