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Anti-encroachment drive in Haldwani, Ramnagar from July 23

An anti-encroachment drive will be launched in Nainital district’s Haldwani and Ramnagar areas from July 23, an official said on Friday

dehradun Updated: Jul 20, 2018 22:08 IST
Abhinav Madhwal
Abhinav Madhwal
Hindustan Times, Haldwani
The anti-encroachment drive is being carried out following orders of the Uttarakhand high court. (HT File Photo)

An anti-encroachment drive will be launched in Nainital district’s Haldwani and Ramnagar areas from July 23, an official said on Friday.

The district administration has identified 9 resorts in Ramnagar that have encroached upon land of either government, forest department, bandobasti or the Corbett National Park.

“They have been served notices and their encroachments would be dealt with strictly on July 23,” said Paritosh Verma, the sub-divisional magistrate of Ramnagar.

In Haldwani, the administration has conducted a videography of the encroached areas and asked the businessmen and common people to remove the encroachments.

The anti-encroachment drive is being carried out following orders of the Uttarakhand high court.

District magistrate Vinod Kumar Suman said additional forces would be sought as per the need of the situation.

Suman said the anti-encroachment drive has already been held in bits and pieces. “We have been removing encroachments in the bazaar area since a month and now we would be launching a concerted drive.”

Kamal Nayan Tripathi, the owner of Aahana resort in Ramnagar, said resort owners must not be terrorised in the name of encroachments.

“There are times when the resorts beautify the adjacent space to make it look beautiful and presentable. The resort owners are sensitive towards the tourism industry and must be given a chance to explain themselves,” he said.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 22:08 IST