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‘Remove all encroachments’

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The Hindu     21.02.2017

‘Remove all encroachments’

 Shopkeepers in Big Bazaar Street told; given time for a few days

The Tiruchi City Police and the Corporation authorities have joined hands to tackle the issue of encroachments and congestion on the Big Bazaar street – the city’s prominent commercial hot spot.

Dotted with commercial establishments on either side of the entire stretch, the Big Bazaar street also known as ‘Periya Kadai Veedhi’ is always abuzz with trading activity till the late night hours.

Indiscriminate parking of vehicles along the busy stretch and encroachments by some of the shopkeepers makes it difficult for a free ride for motorists coming from the Gandhi Market arch and from the by lanes.

Realising the problem, the law enforcers and the civic body have now come together in a conscious effort to address the twin issues of congestion and encroachments along the Big Bazaar street.

A team of city traffic police personnel led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) S. Prabhakaran along with senior Corporation officials on Saturday asked the shopkeepers to remove the encroachments as early as possible to ease congestion and ensure smooth ride for motorists from the Gandhi Market arch towards the NSB road.

The shopkeepers have been given time for a couple of days to remove the encroachments along the stretch.

The civic body officials would remove encroachments with assistance provided by the police if the traders failed to remove them, said Deputy Commissioner Prabhakaran.

The city police would hold a meeting with the traders on February 21 to insist them to remove encroachments, he said.

The city police have planned one-side parking of two-wheelers along the Periya Kadai veedhi.

The plan is to have parking on one side for the first 15 days and parking on the other side of the stretch on the second half of the month.

Proper paint markings would be done along the street to enable parking of two-wheelers.


Unauthorised shops in New Bus Stand removed

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The Hindu         28.01.2017

Unauthorised shops in New Bus Stand removed

 Corporation workers removing a sugarcane crushing unit from New Bus Stand in Salem on Friday.– Photo: E.Lakshmi NarayananE_Lakshmi Narayanan;E_Lakshmi Narayanan  ×

As many as 54 unauthorised shops, including fruit st

As many as 54 unauthorised shops, including fruit stalls and tea shops, functioning in Dr. MGR Integrated Bus Terminal (New Bus Stand) were removed by the Corporation officials on Friday evening.

A team led by V. Thilaga, Assistant Commissioner of Suramangalam Zone, officials and workers removed the shops that had encroached on the space in the bus stand. The officials also seized three sugarcane crushing units. As many as 10 shopkeepers had encroached upon the pathways. Despite opposition from the shopkeepers, officials removed the shops and seized the items.


Corporation clears encroachments

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The Hindu      24.08.2016  

Corporation clears encroachments

Structures, shops obstructing traffic flow and those on footpaths removed

Removing bottlenecks:Workers of the Vellore Corporation removing encroachments on New Sitting Bazaar on Tuesday.— Photo : C. Venkatachalapathy
Removing bottlenecks:Workers of the Vellore Corporation removing encroachments on New Sitting Bazaar on Tuesday.— Photo : C. Venkatachalapathy

In a bid to ease traffic congestion, the Vellore Corporation on Tuesday removed encroachments from Mandy Street, Old Bus Stand area and New Sitting Bazaar. The areas are heavily congested and mostly heavily crowded.

Official said they cleared the encroachments following directions from the Collector and Superintendent of Police during the traffic regulation meeting.

Temporary structures

“As these were temporary encroachments, we made announcements through tom-tom recently. But the shopkeepers did not pay heed to our instructions , and so we launched the eviction drive,” an officer of the Vellore Corporation said.

Temporary structures put up by vendors, stands and shops on cycles were removed during the drive that was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “These shops were obstructing traffic flow. To enable smooth flow of traffic, we had to remove them,” he added. Encroachments on the footpaths were also cleared during the drive.


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