Jamshedpur, Feb. 15: District administration on Monday launched anti-encroachment drive in Adityapur and removed several kiosks and shops from government land and from near the road at Road No. 16 in Adityapur Colony.
The locals and shopkeepers didn’t protest the move of the Seraikela-Kharsawan district administration. Several police personals were pressed into service hours before the start of the eviction drive led by Gamharia Circle Officer supported by Adityapur and RIT Police Station officials.
The eviction drive went off peacefully and there was report of any untoward incident. The land selected for the development work of Awas Board and Nagar Parishad was also made free.
The district administration had several times faced protest during the encroachment drive at Road No. 16 of Adityapur Colony where the construction of a park is proposed and administration had to back off.
The administration was under pressure and this time they planned to launch the drive in three phases.
The administration has selected more than 400 government lands from Kandra to Adityapur Bridge and its approach road to make it encroachment free and launched the drive on Monday.
Heading the drive, circle office of Gamharia Block said, on the directions of DC Chandrasekhar the drive has been launched and would make government land encroachment free.
The administration would continue the drive on Tuesday where several shops and kiosks from hospital, Adityapur market and from near Railway crossing will be removed.
There are around 300 shops which might be removed on Tuesday. During the drive on Monday, several people were seen cursing the administration officials and no Parshad was seen protesting the drive.