Jamshedpur: Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) launched an anti-encroachment campaign at Mango and removed around 20 illegally erected structures from encroached lands.
Sources said the campaign started at New Purulia Road where the MNAC team removed the unauthorized structures built close to Gandhi Maidan with the help of bulldozers.
The campaign was carried out from Road Number 1 to 6 at Old Purulia Road. A sum of Rs 19,000 was collected from 23 encroachers.
An ultimatum was also given to the encroachers to remove permanent structures within 15 days and temporary structures within three days on their own.
Failure to comply with the administrative orders would result in removal of these structures by the administration. The cost of removing encroachment will be collected in penalty from the encroachers, sources said.
The campaign was led by the special officer of MNAC Sanjay Kumar. Contrary to the anticipation of MNAC authorities, no protest was put up by the residents.
Some of the shop owners also helped the anti-encroachment team in removing their unauthorized shops. They also welcomed the administrative campaign to remove encroachment from roads and other public places, MNAC sources said.
Sources said the campaign was launched on the complaint of several local residents who found the encroachment of roads the main cause behind traffic jams.
Today�s campaign was carried out in the presence of Police Inspector Anjani Tiwary, City Manager of MNAC S Rehman, cleanliness supervisor Rajkumar Prasad and other police officials from Olidih, Mango and Azadnagar police stations.