Jamshedpur: The drive started by Jusco along with police today continued with eviction drive Subernarekha Link Road near district collectorate. During the drive 25 makeshift shops were removed .
�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.
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 fifty fruit vendors and vegetable sellers have encroached the road 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.
�The eviction drive is being taken up in view of a plan to widen the road to enable of operation of buses and traffic through it. Encroachment of public land in the city has become an urban eyesore. It has brought traffic movement to a crawl. Steps need be taken to vacate the illegal constructions,� said police official.
�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,� noted Dhalbhum SDO Alok Kumar.
He said that Jusco had sought administration help in removing vendors and illegally parked vehicles from the stretch alongside road.
�This was an important road and there was problem of traffic congestion due to illegal parking and we had given permission to Jusco to construct fencing alongside the road so that vehicles do not resort to illegal parking again,� said Alok Kumar.