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Demolition drive refuses to die down

india Updated: Dec 07, 2011 00:34 IST
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The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is virtually on a war path to rid the city of encroachers.

In yet another demolition drive, an MCG squad on Tuesday removed several shops and jhuggis that had mushroomed along Tikli road in Badshahpur.

The action came after residents of the area had urged MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal to clear the mess as it was resulting in daily traffic jams.

The civic body team, headed by joint commissioner YS Gupta, reached the spot early Tuesday morning with a police force and asked the illegal occupants to clear any valuable belongings.

The corporation squad had removed several such establishments at Fazilpur Jharsa, Utsav Garden, Khandsa, Nathupur and in the MCG Zone 3 area.

Earlier, the demolition team had removed marble shops that had grabbed prime land in Utsav Garden. Encroachers were also warned against resettling as strict action would be taken and FIRs would be lodged against violators. At Fazilpur Jharsa, the squad had removed nearly 50 shops and jhuggis which had mushroomed along the road connecting the expressway and Sohna Road. The civic body also plans to fence such areas along with boards warning illegal occupants of strict action. "We will come up with a plan soon to put these reclaimed plots to good use," the MCG commissioner said.