The Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) launched a cleanliness drive in various parts of the city on Thursday. MC workers removed the temporary fish markets near the banks of Buddha Nullah. Around 25 encroachments were removed during the drive.
According to officials, fish markets had been functioning for a long time in an unauthorised way. Residents had also complained about the fish markets.
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, commissioner GK Singh and other officials also visited the areas during the cleanliness drive.
The cleanliness drive was also carried out near Chand Cinema in Ward 33 and Shivpuri. The municipal corporation team also demolished 4-5 temporary shanties in Shivpuri.
The workers also seised articles from the unauthorised fish market.
Sources said some people had removed their stalls before the MC team reached the fish market in Shivpuri.
Municipal corporation health officer Dr Charanjit Uppal said they had seized meat from the Bajwa Nagar bridge of the Buddha Nullah.
He added that action was being taken as per law.
Chief of health and sanitation wing Amarjeet Singh Sekhon said drives would be conducted in all the wards of the city and they would not allowed anyone to sell meat and meat products in an unauthorised way.
He said the municipal corporation would ensure cleanliness in the city as it was an issue of health safety.
After joining as new MC commissioner GK Singh had claimed that the municipal corporation would take steps to make the city clean. He had also assured to improve the conditions of the city’s parks. Amarjeet Singh Sekhon said, “We have also removed around 25 encroachments during the drive.”