JMC intensifies drive against encroachers

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/13/2019 11:53:29 PM

JAMMU, Mar 13: In compliance to the orders of High Court, Jammu Municipal Corporation today intensified the ongoing drives against encroachers, illegal rehries/Pharies causing traffic congestions and obstructing free movements of pedestrians on footpaths in the areas Below Gumat, Vinayak Bazar, Jewel, Gurudwara Sunder Singh Road, Hari Market upto Residency Road.
The drive was conducted on the instructions of Commissioner, JMC, Vikas Sharma under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner (R), JMC, Prem Singh .
Chief Enforcement Officer, Rajesh Gupta, Revenue Officers Sunil Gupta and enforcement staff of JMC also accompanied the drive.
During the drive, the enforcement team of Jammu Municipal Corporation removed encroachments and cleared the footpaths and pavements. The team seized five trucks of material like counters, wooden molding beats, illegal flexes and hoardings displayed by the shopkeepers/phari walas in front of their shops and footpaths causing traffic congestion and free flow of pedestrians. The team also lifted seven illegal rehries from Jewel area plying without permission.
Jammu Municipal Corporation is repeatedly issuing strict instructions to the shopkeepers regarding removal of encroachments by shopkeepers through public notices. In case of repeated violation by shopkeepers JMC shall be bound to take action against the defaulters/encroachers in terms of Section 232 of the Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 which may further lead to sealing of the shops as per law.
Strict instructions were also issued to the street vendors/phari walas to ply their rehries only in the rehri zones established by Jammu Municipal Corporation.



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