Over 4,300 square metres of land freed
THE ANTI-ENCROACHMENT squad of Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) demolished illegal structures and got vacated more than 4,300 square metres of land here on Saturday.
In the Bara Sirohi area, the KDA squad got vacated about 3000 square metres of the land by demolishing six houses.
While at Kakadeo under the Kalpur police station about 1300 square metres of land were freed by the KDA squad from encroachers. The cost of this land is estimated to be around Rs 1.10 crore by the KDA authorities.
In a separate anti-encroachment drive launched by the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) about 60 illegal structures were demolished in Gwaltoli, Ahirwan.
The KMC squad demolished illegal structure on footpaths and drains. Municipal Commissioner Badal Chatterjee also issued an appeal to dairy owners not to spread cow dung on road and drains.
“Cow dung blocks drains and leads to waterlogging and sewer jam in the area,” Chatterjee said.
He also advised dairy owners to deposit a user charge in KMC to ensure the cleaning of cow dung by the civic authorities.
Municipal commissioner also issued an appeal to house owners to deposit user charge to facilitate proper disposal of garbage lying in front of their houses.
Taking serious note of encroachment on a footpath by one Hira Lal and Maya Ram in Gwaltoli, both engaged in the trade of selling milk and curd, a user charge of Rs 2000 each was realised by the KMC team.
KMC officials also realised a fine of Rs 1000 from pig breeders. A fine of Rs 8000 was also realised from one Hemant Traders for encroaching the footpath by laying the building material and blocking the pavement. While, the KMC officials also realised a fine of Rs 3000 from the proprietor of Royal Bui lding.