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Administration re-launches anti encroachment drive, shopkeepers fined

Jamshedpur, April 18 : The district administration has re-launched anti encroachment after the foot-path vendors who were removed from the Sakchi marketplace by the local administration had resumed their business by setting up make-shift shops at same place.

According to information about 300 vendors had put up their shops at Sakchi market. Several shopkeepers were fined for breaking law.

Led by JNAC, a team of police force carried the drive and removed the unauthorised foot-path vendors. An official said that the administration is serious about the rising encroachment in the city. Steps are being taken to ensure hassle free traffic. Vendors have been warned not to put up their shops on the footpaths.

Along with the administrative officials and the police were the officials of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) who helped the police in carrying the anti-encroachment drive.

“As per our information the evicted foot-path vendors had started putting up their make-shift shops. Today, the vendors had turned up to set up their make-shift shops in a greater number. We, therefore, prompted to launch a fresh drive against them and removed them all once again,” said JNAC special officer Deepak Sahay.

He said that foot-path vendors have been asked that they not be allowed to encroach any vacant portion inside the Sakchi market as it will be used for parking vehicle and facilitating the customers to walk freely.

Notably, the local administration with the help of JNAC and utility company, Jusco had by July 26 cleared the Sakchi market free from congestion. After the effective anti-encroachment drive, the administration had created enough pace where the JNAC has set up parking lot in more than one spot inside the marketplace.

With city roads squeezing day by day due to encroachments, the district administration launched launch anti-encroachment drive. “We want to streamline the traffic movement in the city. We are taking initiatives to vacate the illegal constructions so that the vehicles can move easily,” said an officer of Jamshedpur Notified Area
Committee.

He said that the shop owners were asked to remove the encroached areas. Kadma, Bistupur, Sakchi and Jugsalai, which are the busiest areas of the town, over 300 vendors had encroached the road at Sakchi and there are always a traffic jam as the fruit vendors have occupied one forth portion of the road, making difficult to move the heavy vehicles.

A senior official said that after the anti-encroachment drive in July, the administration had taken photograph of the encroachment free Sakchi market and now they would maintain the same status as the act of putting up shops on the pavement would create immense inconvenience to the people.

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