JMC removes many encroachments hindering traffic movement

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2018 11:21:50

Staff Reporter,

Continue to crack whip on people who erect illegal structures and hinder traffic movement on main roads, the anti-encroachment department of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC), on Friday conducted drive in many areas of the city and removed encroachments.The anti-encroachment squad dismantled two permanent structures and also removed a number of temporary structures. Apart from that the squad also removed posters, banners and other such advertising materials from public properties.

Team Incharge, Laxman Kori informed that a team of anti-encroachment squad on Friday conducted drive in Gaur and removed two chicken shops which got erected illegally on either side of the main road. The shops were obstructing traffic movement. He said people of the area had lodged complaints against the illegal structures. Acting on the complaints the JMC had issued notices to the shop owners and asked them to remove the shops within given time period. But, the chicken shops owners did not paid heed to the notices. Hence, the anti-encroachment squad conducted drive and razed both the shops. He said the squad also removed temporary structures which got placed along the main road.

Likewise, taking tough action against display of banners and posters within municipal limits, the anti-encroachment department conducted drive in several areas of the city and removed a number banners, posters.Senior officials informed that they conducted drive on route from Omti square to Tularam Chowk, Karamchand Chowk, Wight Town, Garha, Adhartal etc. Officials said political leaders and religious organizations have erected cut outs, posters, banners at every squares and important routes of the city. They have wrapped the rotaries of important squares with posters thus disfiguring public properties.

Hence taking strict action against the illegal act under disfigurement of public property Act, the anti-encroachment department of JMC on Friday conducted drive in aforementioned area and removed hundereds of posters, banners. Senior officials said apart from political leaders, a number of local firms and companies too were doing advertisement of their products through banners, flexes without taking due permission of the Municipal Corporation. The act on one hand ruins the beauty of the city while on the other hand also hinder traffic movement.

Apart from that the civic body is also trying to maintain proper cleanliness in the city before start of Swachh Survekshan 2018. For the same it is carrying out a number of drives and ensuring proper cleanliness arrangements within municipal limits. Hence acting though against the illegal act, the anti-encroachment department conducted the drive to remove posters and banners from public properties.