Jamshedpur : One of the main commercial hubs of the city- Sakchi- that was cleared of encroachment will soon have parking zones for using land freed of encroachment.
East Singhbhum district administration along with Jusco city-based utility services company and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee on Friday carried survey to finalise six-paid parking slots spread at Sakchi market.
The survey which began this morning continued for more than an hour and identified parking spots on Sakchi Highway (in front of The Bengal Club), stretch in front of Jamshedpur Eye Hospital, stretch near Dalda Line, stretch on Tank Road (near Tin Shed Market), stretch on Straight Mile Road (backside of Bhola Maharaj sweets) and the two basements at Super Center.
The move assumes significance as illegal parking along with encroachment was the main bottleneck for smooth commuting in the biggest market.
“The Jusco was asked to identify suitable plots at the earliest which can be used as parking area in the Sakchi market. The parking area will be developed by Jusco while the district administration will finalize parking fees,” said Amitabh Kaushal.
“We had made public announcement beforehand about removing encroachment on roads. But the areas in which the anti-encroachment would be conducted were kept surprise to prevent encroachers from seeking political patronage and obstructing the drive through unnecessary pressure,” said a senior administrative official preferring anonymity.
With city roads squeezing day by day due to encroachments, the district administration launched launch anti-encroachment drive. “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 of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee.
Encroachments in the city are omnipresent and thriving, much to the discomfort of the ordinary citizen. Be it the road, parks, pavements, markets or public land taken over in the name of religion, the city is known for the encroachments which blot the urban landscape.
“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.