Jamshedpur, July 23: Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) has launched a massive anti-encroachment campaign in Mango on July 20 to clear the encroachment from both sides of the main road. On Sunday the drive was launched near Azadnagar Police Station at Old Purulia road and Bavangora School. Due to incessant rain the drive could be held only for an hour and a sum of Rs 9,200 was collected from 16 encroachers and was told not to encroach the land and help in keeping the city in an orderly manner as it is the responsibility of all.
Most the people who paid the fine assured to cooperate the MANC in its initiative and help build a clean Mango and also remove the encroachment from the roads.
“We have appealed to the people to extend full cooperation to the MNAC so that the streets are kept free from encroachment. The drive is not meant to harass anyone. Rather, it is for the betterment of the citizens. We want public cooperation in making the city clean and beautiful,” said Kumar. He further said that those people who themselves remove the encroachment will be awarded with ‘Zimmedar Nagrik’ (Responsible citizen) certificate and those who don’t follow the order the MNAC will be forced to remove the encroachment. The anti-encroachment drive launched on July 20 will continue in the Mango region.
During the drive the MNAC officials teamed up with traffic and local police officials to remove encroachment from the streets of Mango. Present were MNAC special officer Sanjay Kumar, Anjani Tiwary, City Manager S Rehman, Junior Engineer Devesh Kumar, Lekhpal, Vijay Tiwary along with police force from Azadnagar Police Station. It may be noted that a sum of Rs 19,500 was collected from 26 encroachers at New Purulia Road on day one of the drive on July 20.