Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Hotel near Tata station razed in anti-encroachment drive


Jamshedpur: The local police along with the Railway authorities launched a drive to free the Tatanagar Road of illegally occupied. The five decades old famous hotel near Tatanagar railway station was removed during an anti-encroachment drive.

�Hotel Krishna� set up over 40 years ago was taken after a court ordered for vacating the railway land. The decision was taken after court order from the Jamshedpur civil court. The South Eastern Railway authorities led an anti-encroachment drive at about 9.00 am and asked owner of the eatery Sribhagwan Yadav to vacate the premises within 10 minutes.

Policemen along with excavators and dumpers razed the hotel. The owner of the hotel approached the assistant engineer, Tatanagar Sunil Kumar Gupta and also officer-in-charge, Bagbera police station Rajesh Ranjan and the officials of the Railway Protection Forces present at the spot.
Officer-in-charge, Baghbera police station, Rajesh Ranjan who was present at the demolition site along with two sections of armed police for maintaining law and order during the drive, said that there was little resistance from the owner of the hotel.

The railway officials claimed that this drive will make a way for smooth flow of traffic. The policemen present on the spot removed the make-shift shops and the wares forcibly. The kind of shops which faced the eviction axe included vegetable shops, fruit shops, tea stalls, snacks corner.
�Near railway station several we all vendors eke out living by running makeshift shops on the footpath. An official, who was present on the occasion said that the drive was carried peacefully without any protest.

Incidentally, more than 100 vendors illegally occupy the pavements and the roads selling their products leaving practically no space for pedestrians to walk on the pavements while going to Tatanagar Station.

The bridge links Burmamines on one end and Jugsalai on the other and is the only road to Tatanagar Station for residents of Baridih, Telco, Golmuri, Sidhgora, Agrico, Birsanagar and Burmamines witnesses nearly 60,000 vehicles crossing it daily.

Hotel Krishna razedThe police have also asked make-shift shops and other encroachers to remove their things along the road. The officer said that taking confidence the traders of the area so that the encroachments along side the road can be removed.

The district traffic department has chalked out a mechanism wherein the violator of the traffic rules will be penalised. The police personnel are also slapping spot fine on two-wheeler and four wheeler riders for violating the traffic norms. Fines are being slapped on those who are not wearing the helmets.

Meanwhile police officials said that the drive would press a sense of alert among the people Officials said that the drive is one way of alerting the people from violating rules. There is nothing unusual in carrying this exercise in order to teach the rules to the citizens.


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