SDMC removes illegal encroachment, to come to Okhla soon
In discharge of its oft-taken duty to remove illegal encroachments, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation today undertook removal of illegal encroachments on government land. During Tuesday’s drive, stern action was taken against encroachment in the vicinity of Ramphal Chowk, Sector-7 in Palam under Najafgarh Zone.
The corporation intends to undertake such action in Vikaspuri, Keshopur, Sarita Vihar, Badarpur, Okhla, Greater Kailash, CR Park, Ambedkar Nagar, Dwarka, Palam, Vasant Kunj, Kapashera, in coming days, it said.
The SDMC said it undertakes action to remove illegal encroachments from government land especially road side areas, pavements and footpaths in all four zones.
During the course of action, SDMC teams removed vehicles lying unattended from road sides, illegally erected temporary structures while several as well as arterial roads were made free from encroachment.
“The civic agency is committed to remove illegal encroachments/structures in its area. Such drives take places on regular basis and drive takes place with the support of police force,” it said.
In the last four months, the SDMC has taken anti-encroachment drive in all four zones and nearly 623 kilometres of road/footpaths were freed from encroachers. In the West Zone, 66.4 kilometres, in the Najafgarh Zone, 162.9 kilometres, in the South Zone 288.8 kilometres and in the Central Zone 104.5 kilometres of road were freed.
“Temporary structures constructed in the area, illegal hoardings were removed while several articles kept illegally were also seized. Nearly 1000 square meters of areas were covered; three abandoned vehicles were impounded while a total of 25 articles were seized,” it said.
“In the west Zone, anti-encroachment drives were carried out in Tilak Nagar and Harinagar. During the drive, anti-encroachment teams removed illegal occupation from public land. Nearly– area was reclaimed by the SDMC teams in the zone,” it said.
A similar action was taken in the Central Zone as roadside areas along Sarai Kale Khan Road (Ring Road) were removed from illegal occupation. Nearly 1.5 kilometres of carriageway was made free from encroachment.
“In the South Zone, temporary structures were demolished in CR Park and Greater Kailash. Areas which were covered were Gurudwara Road, GK-II, CR park, M-block GK-II, S-block GK-II, E-block GK-II, Chandan Market, Sanatan Mandir and surrounding areas of CR Park. Illegal structures from 189 square meters of area were demolished while a 3.5-kilometer long roadside stretch was freed from squatters. As many as 38 items were also seized by the anti-encroachment teams,” it said.
Usually, advance preparation in terms of monthly/weekly action plan for removal of illegal encroachments is put in place, it said.
Such advance preparation is a routine process and it helps in effective execution of the illegal encroachments removal plans through optimal deployment of police and other related law enforcement agencies.