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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.

 

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

 


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