Illegal shops razed near Smart City

  • | Tuesday | 26th September, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: The civic authorities on Monday removed illegal shops and other encroachments that came up near the entrance of the Smart City office.Under the watch of police personnel, the anti-encroachment department of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Municipal Corporation (CSMC) removed illegal teen sheds at the right side of the entrance. The CSMC used heavy machinery to clear the encroachments as locals and shop owners watched the demolition drive.During the anti-encroachment drive, the area experienced medium showers and made it difficult for the workers.Notably, the special cabinet meet for Marathwada was recently held at the Smart City office. The encroachment site is temporarily fenced after reclaiming it. The civic administration will ensure the site remains free from any illegal occupation in future, a CSMC official said. We also published the following articles recentlyGrand festivities start at Chhatrapati SambhajinagarThe city of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar in India welcomed Lord Ganesha with vibrant celebrations, including processions and the purchase of idols. The Ganesh festival, which lasts for 10 days, is marked with great enthusiasm and is seen as an opportunity for social awakening. The city has a federation of over 1,500 Ganesh mandals, which has called for eco-friendly and peaceful celebrations. The Sansthan Ganapati temple also announced plans to construct a larger temple in the future. In Nashik and Kolhapur, preparations are underway for the Ganesh festival, with increased spending on mandals and crowded markets. People are also excited to worship Lord Ganesha by chanting powerful mantras, which are believed to bring positive results and remove obstacles. The Nashik city police have announced cash prizes for mandals that follow the rules and guidelines during the festival.Remove encroachment from heritage sites in 2 weeks: HCThe Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has ordered the state government and Lucknow Municipal Corporation officials to remove encroachments from heritage sites and submit a report on action taken within two weeks. This direction comes after the administration revived a committee to address encroachments around protected monuments in the city. The committee has identified over 50 encroachments in six sites, but tangible results are yet to be seen. Heritage activists have welcomed the courts order and hope for prompt action.Six illegally constructed shops razedThe municipal corporation in Ludhiana has taken action against six shops being constructed illegally in the Haibowal area. The shops were being built in violation of building bylaws and a complaint had been received. The municipal corporation has warned the owner and is conducting regular drives against illegal constructions. The civic body has appealed to residents to obtain approval for building plans and construct buildings according to bylaws. In other news, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation will withhold completion certificates for buildings where trees have been illegally cut, and the Thane civic commissioner has warned against providing water and power connections to illegal constructions. The Calcutta High Court has urged the mayor to take action against officials who failed to act on an illegally built high-rise.

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Illegal shops razed near Smart City
  • Tuesday | 26th September, 2023