Illegal construction at cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s restaurant here was on Thursday razed during a demolition drive launched by the local civic body against unauthorised structures in the city. Ravindra Jadeja has courted trouble for other reasons as well, including clicking selfies inside a lion sanctuary in Gir. (Chennai Test scorecard)
Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) pulled down illegal houses, shops and an unauthorised portion of “Jadddu’s Food Field”, the restaurant owned by the 28-year-old all-rounder who is currently a member of India’s Test team.
“A team of RMC pulled down a store room and a kitchen constructed illegally by the management of Jaddu’s Food Field restaurant located on Kalavad Road,” Town Planning Officer MD Sagathiya said.
“The demolition drive was conducted in two areas -- Mavdi Road and Kalavad road. The corporation demolished 32 houses and pulled down illegal portion of commercial buildings in both these localities,” Sagathiya said.
Before launching the drive, the corporation had issued notices to those whose constructions were found to be illegal, RMC sources said.
“The corporation had issued notices to 97 people, who had constructed either houses, or shops illegally,” they said, adding 60 of them pulled down their unauthorised structures voluntarily.