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Shopkeepers fined over encroachment in Sakchi Market

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Jamshedpur, Sept 9: Sakchi, hub of commercial activities of city that was cleared of encroachment days ago was seen again bustling with activities but it came as a nightmare for the shopkeepers as SDO Alok Kumar along JNAC and other administrative officials again inspected the encroached areas on Wednesday.

The officials again fined and collected more than Rs 1 lakh from several shopkeepers in Sakchi.

The policemen present on the spot removed the make-shift shops and the wares forcibly. The anti-encroachment drive began in the morning. The kind of shops which faced the eviction axe included vegetable shops, fruit shops, tea stalls, snacks corner, hair-cutting salon and furniture shops.

Initially, not only a large number of shopkeepers had cleared the space in front of their shops but also vendors had shifted themselves to nearby spaces clearing the passage.

However, they started encroaching the road gradually after experiencing that the police officials were not taking the anti-encroachment drive seriously. During the drive, extensions in over 20 shops, on roads and pavements were dismantled by the district administration.

It may be noted that East Singhbhum district administration along with Jusco city-based utility services company and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee on last Friday carried survey to finalise six-paid parking slots spread at Sakchi market.

The survey which began in the morning and 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.

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