Coming down heavily on encroachers, deputy commissioner of SAS Nagar, Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, on Wednesday, directed his officials to initiate strict action to remove illegal encroachments in SAS Nagar.
The DC also asked for action taken report within a month.
Sidhu, who was presiding over a meeting at the District Administrative Complex, with officials of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the municipal corporation to review the developmental works in SAS Nagar, said, “After strict action was taken by the Chandigarh administration to remove illegal constructions, similar encroachments may mushroom in SAS Nagar. Therefore, a close watch should be kept to prevent the same.”
The DC admitted that illegal constructions by shopkeepers in several markets had been noticed. “Strict action should be taken against the defaulters for violating the bylaws and initiating constructions beyond the permissible limit as per the approved plan.”
Sidhu directed the officials to prepare a list of these defaulters and asked the officials to coordinate with each other to expedite the work process.
Sidhu added that surprise visits would be carried out to check the progress of developmental works and responsibility of each officer would be fixed.
The DC said it had been noticed that at many places the malba after fixing of paver tiles had still been lying at the site ruining the aesthetic beauty of the city.
“Directions in this regard will be given to the executing agency and proper cleanliness will also be ensured.” Sidhu directed the officials to submit a plan to make dividers on the important roads so that one-way traffic could be ensured within the city.
Besides, he also directed the officials to fix the defunct streetlights at the earliest.
He also asked to ensure cleanliness, uninterrupted drinking water facility, establishment of parks etc. in SAS Nagar.
Besides directing the MC officials to initiate sanitation drives in the city, Sidhu also asked for removal of harmful grass and vegetation. Estate officer, Inderjit Kaur Kang, superintending engineer, GMADA, Jatinder Mohan, additional commissioner (technical) MC, BD Singla and other officials attended the meeting.