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Encroachments removed

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The Hindu        01.12.2015  

Encroachments removed

The City Corporation has cleared permanent structures at a few places along a water course at Jeeva Nagar leading to Ganirowther tank, covering a 1.5 km stretch.

The action initiated on Saturday follows repeated complaints from environmentalists and local public about the havoc wreaked on the water body by blocked channels.

District Revenue Officer R. Satheesh had issued an order for removing encroachments to a distance of 15 metres surrounding the tank.

The City Corporation used heavy machinery to demolish the structures in an operation jointly supervised by Erode Tahsildar Mohana, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sampath and Assistant Commissioner of Corporation Zone II Ashok Kumar.

In the wake of sustained campaign spearheaded by Ganirowther Retrieval Movement, the State Government had recently sanctioned Rs. 10 crore for cleaning the water body, beautifying it and removing encroachments.

 

'Clear encroachment on government buildings’

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The Hindu      22.04.2015 

'Clear encroachment on government buildings’

With parking lots in commercial complexes being encroached upon, motorists are forced to scramble for space in the twin cities.— File photo
With parking lots in commercial complexes being encroached upon, motorists are forced to scramble for space in the twin cities.— File photo

As the Hubballi-Dharwad Muncipal Corporation (HDMC) is all set to carry out a demolition drive against encroachment on parking places, the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Hubballi, has urged the corporation to begin the drive by clearing the encroachment on government and commercial buildings.

In a release, association president Suresh M. Kiresur said while issuing notices to building owners, the HDMC was targeting residential buildings.

Residential apartments targeted

Most of the notices issued by the HDMC were to residential apartments. However, most of the government buildings and commercial buildings in busy areas such as Rani Chennamma Circle, Janata Bazar complex, swimming pool complex and P.T. Park have no parking areas.

Moreover, many zonal offices of the corporation too had no proper parking arrangements, he said.

“It is known to all that most of the commercial buildings in the city have been built encroaching upon parking slots. The HDMC should focus on such buildings first,” Mr. Kiresur said.

He said the residential apartments which had been issued notices had been earlier given completion certificates by HDMC officials.

Inspection

Mr. Kiresur asked does that mean the HDMC officials issued them completion certificates without inspection.

The association would oppose any move to target only residential buildings, he added.

Association of Consulting Civil Engineers says HDMC zonal offices too do not have proper parking arrangements

 

Encroachments on road margins removed

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The Hindu       10.02.2015     

Encroachments on road margins removed

Officials remove encroachments on Vanniya Perumal Kovil Street at Mudaliarpet in Puducherry on Monday. (Right) Workers clear the rubble.— Photos: T. Singaravelou
  • Officials remove encroachments on Vanniya Perumal Kovil Street at Mudaliarpet in Puducherry on Monday. (Right) Workers clear the rubble.— Photos: T. Singaravelou

Almost all houses and shops have extended platforms that block drainage canals

Municipal officials of Puducherry and police removed encroachments from the spots in front of commercial establishments and houses on Vanniya Perumal Kovil Street at Mudaliarpet on Monday.

Commissioner of Puducherry Municipality R. Chandirasekaran said that around 40 shops and 20 houses had encroached upon the platforms up to the end of the road, causing traffic congestion in the area.

The extended platforms ranging from one to three feet had encroached on drainage canals obstructing the flow of sewage. Almost all shops and houses had platforms protruding to the municipal road. A few shops had erected unauthorised structures such as shelters, banners and sign-boards on their own. This hindered the movement of fire tenders into the area, he said.

The municipality served notices on the people, asking them to remove encroachments. But none of them had responded to the notices. The civic body would continue the drive and remove all encroachments in the city, he said.

A few shops have erected unauthorised structures such as shelters, banners and sign-boards

 


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