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20 illegal structures demolished near PEC

The UT estate office demolished 20 illegal structures constructed in an area adjacent to Punjab Engineering College (PEC). The drive began around 10 am and several officials of estate office were present on the spot under the supervision of tehsildar Amrinder Singh.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 15, 2014 22:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The UT estate office demolished 20 illegal structures constructed in an area adjacent to Punjab Engineering College (PEC).


The drive began around 10 am and several officials of estate office were present on the spot under the supervision of tehsildar Amrinder Singh. The process was carried out in the presence of heavy police deployment to thwart any resistance from the occupants.

The estate office is in the process of removing encroachments for making the city free of slums by March 2015. The estate office on September 12 razed Madrasi Colony in Sector 26 having around 3,200 structures, including three religious sites. The authorities have managed to free 30 acres of encroachment in Madrasi Colony.

So far, it has managed to get 180 acres free from encroachers by razing Colony Number 5, Mazdoor Colony, Kuldeep Colony, Pandit Colony, Nehru Colony and Kajheri Colony.