Massive encroachment removal drive by PBMC

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Port Blair, Jan 04: The Port Blair Municipal Council on 04.01.2018 removed more than two dozen road side encroachments from Mohanpura Vegetable Market, Tiranga Park, Aberdeen Bazar and Delanipur areas.

These encroachments were in the shape of kiosks, Carts, Counters, shops and tin-sheds. The Port Blair Municipal Council has issued repeated Public Notice advising all concerned to clear the public roads/areas otherwise these would be removed without any further notice at the risk & cost of concerned persons.

Mr. Yashpal Garg, Secretary, Port Blair Municipal Council informed that these encroachments were serious obstructions in the flow of traffic and public convenience. He informed that existence of such encroachments/illegal extensions in public roads/areas are serious risk for public safety also. During last week, a recent fire incident in Mumbai has claimed more than a dozen human lives and encroachments/un-authorized constructions have been found to be one of the main factors leading to such type of unfortunate incidents. He said that the drive to remove the encroachments/public areas within the municipal areas is a continuous exercise and will continue with more seriousness.

The Secretary PBMC also appealed all concerned to immediately clear the public areas. He cautioned that there is every possibility that during demolition drive, removal of encroachments/illegal extension may lead to further loss to the concerned persons in addition to other actions like lodging of FIR with Police and recovery of damage charges by PBMC. The encroachments/illegal encroachments in public areas/public roads will not be tolerated within the municipal area so that there is no compromise with the public safety and convenience.

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