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JNAC plans beautification of old court area

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Jamshedpur, Dec. 14: Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) will hold meeting with building construction department to carry out plan to make the old court premises function again with vendors but only after the place is made ideal to work.

According to reports the administration is planning a makeover of the area with organized parking lots, food court and work area for vendors.

According to a JNAC official, senior officials of the JNAC will meet the building construction department and discuss about the plans to convert the old court premises into a perfect work place with presence of modern food court. Along with this old court area will be equipped with entry and exit gates and vendors will be provided with makeshift sitting arrangement so that the gates can be locked after business hours.

If this plan is converted into reality the vendors who are infuriated over the anti-encroachment drive would breath a sign of relief as their only means of earning was shattered by the district administration during the two-day eviction drive which removed more than 100 shops and kiosks from the old court area on November 30 and December 1.

“The plan to restore the vendors is a step in the right direction but time will tell when this plan is on the ground and help the vendors who are now unemployed,” said Arvind Sharma, who sells revenue stamps and stationeries to visitors t the Dhalbhum SDO office.

Significantly, East Singhbhum district administration in order to pave way for road widening work demolished more than 100 makeshift structures and removed all encroachments on the Subernarekha Link Road, better known as Old Court Road.

The popular Ramesh Hotel was also removed while carrying out an anti-encroachment drive. Two earth movers, trucks and over a dozen laborers were pressed into the drive that started amid protest and flattened the area that accommodated decades-old eateries.

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