|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Dec 11: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) today conducted the anti-encroachment drive in various parts of the city.
The JMC in compliance with the Orders of Division Bench of High Court in WPPIL no. 27/2017 titled Court On Its Own Motion V/S STATE OF J&K &Ors., dated 28/03/2018, a drive was conducted in the areas from Shalamar road to City Chowk, Kanak Mandi up to Shahidi Chowk in order to ease traffic congestions and ensure the free movement of pedestrians on footpaths.
The drive was conducted on the instructions of Commissioner, JMC Pankaj Magotra under the close supervision of Joint Commissioner (A), JMC Ashish Kumar Gupta and Secretary, JMC Sunaina Sharma.
During the drive, the enforcement staff of Jammu Municipal Corporation seized one truckload of material displayed by the shopkeepers in front of their shops and footpaths causing traffic congestions and the free flow of pedestrians.
So far, more than 150 nos. of anti-encroachment drives against encroachments on footpaths & the drives for removal of illegal hoardings have been conducted in the different areas falling within the jurisdiction of JMC i.e. Maheshpura, Indra Chowk, City Chowk, Kanak Mandi, Rajinder Bazar, kunjwani, Sainik Colony, Channi, Narwal, Shastri Nagar, Canal Road, Trikuta Nagar, Preet Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Bahu Plaza, Bakshi Nagar, Panjthirthi, Exchange Road, B.C. Road, Green Belt Park, Bikram Chowk, Vinayak Bazar, Gumat, Raghunath Bazar, Residency Road, Talab Tillo, etc. in order to curb the menace of encroachment causing obstruction to pedestrians and to ensure a smooth free flow of traffic.
Around 90 truckloads of material displayed by the shopkeepers in front of their shops and footpaths causing traffic congestions and free flow of pedestrians, illegal advertisements and hoardings have been removed.