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To increase the revenue for the municipal corporation, the municipal administration is planning to lease these properties and develop with the help of private partners.(HT FILE)

PMC to survey properties for encroachment

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:16 PM IST
According to Rasne, the civic body owned thousands of properties which fell under various reservations and amenity schemes
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An excavator demolishing a structure of GITAM University in Visakhapatnam.(HT PHOTO)
An excavator demolishing a structure of GITAM University in Visakhapatnam.(HT PHOTO)

Andhra govt partially demolishes GITAM university campus in Vizag for alleged encroachment

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hinduistan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:40 AM IST
The revenue department claimed that the university was in possession of 40.51 acres of government land which it had allegedly encroached upon during the previous administration of the Telugu Desam Party.
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Earlier in the first phase of the drive, the police had removed encroachments from 12 roads in the city, including those in Field Gunj and Chaura Bazar.(HT PHOTO)
Earlier in the first phase of the drive, the police had removed encroachments from 12 roads in the city, including those in Field Gunj and Chaura Bazar.(HT PHOTO)

Drive: Cops to clear 28 roads of encroachments in 2nd phase

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Lokayukta orders action against officials for failure to remove encroachments

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 10:52 PM IST
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Mohali MC proposal: Pay and legalise encroachments

By Hillary Victor | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Mayor points to ‘hue and cry’ during drives to remove violations in residential areas, issue to come up again in next house meeting
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Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)
Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)

Send notice to trust to recover damages due to encroachment of land in Navi Mumbai, high court tells MIDC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 02:22 AM IST
After the demolition of the temples, Thakur filed yet another plea in the court, alleging that no action has been taken against MIDC officials, though the encroachment on their land was a fact known to its officials, up to the chief executive officer.
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The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)

SDMC drive clears encroachments from 116km of footpath

By Ashish Mishra | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:55 PM IST
The action was initiated after the Supreme Court expressed concerns over growing parking menace and encroachment of pavements.
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As many as 400 permanent and temporary structures were demolished in Greater Kailash-1 on Wednesday. The drive will be taken up in other south Delhi areas as well, said officials.(Sourced)
As many as 400 permanent and temporary structures were demolished in Greater Kailash-1 on Wednesday. The drive will be taken up in other south Delhi areas as well, said officials.(Sourced)

Footpaths in Delhi’s GK-1, Nizamuddin freed from encroachments after Supreme Court order

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The action comes two days after the Supreme Court expressed concerns over the growing parking menace and encroachment on pavements in Delhi. The apex court had noted that footpaths are meant for pedestrians and many people encroach footpaths for reasons such as extending the garden, making security guard cabins, etc.
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Residents who live on the banks of the Buddha Nullah have to bear the brunt as every year, the nullah tends to overflow.(Gurminder Singh)
Residents who live on the banks of the Buddha Nullah have to bear the brunt as every year, the nullah tends to overflow.(Gurminder Singh)

Encroachments along Buddha Nullah push it to brink of breach

By Harsimran Singh Batra | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:08 AM IST
Encroachments have reduced the width of the drain, thus affecting its water-holding capacity and leading to overflow every monsoon
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The iron ladder being used to cross the stretch in Palghar district.(HT Photo)
The iron ladder being used to cross the stretch in Palghar district.(HT Photo)

Shiv Sena blames encroachments for flooding in Mumbai, Thane

By Swapnil Rawal | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 06:53 AM IST
Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had defended the Mumbai civic body after the city was flooded following heavy rains.
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Flood-like situation in some parts of the city forced authorities to relocate residents of Bhimanagar (Balewadi) to Late Baburao Genuji Balwadkar primary school in Balewadi in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Flood-like situation in some parts of the city forced authorities to relocate residents of Bhimanagar (Balewadi) to Late Baburao Genuji Balwadkar primary school in Balewadi in Pune.(HT PHOTO)

Encroachments, concretisation lead to floods in Pune’s Aundh and Baner areas

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:53 PM IST
The official sources from the irrigation department on condition of anonymity said that both PMC and PCMC are responsible for the flood-like situation in the Aundh, Baner, Sanghvi and Pimple Nilakh.
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The Shiv Sena has blamed encroachments along river banks for flooding in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
The Shiv Sena has blamed encroachments along river banks for flooding in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)

Shiv Sena blames encroachments for flooding in Mumbai

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut defended the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation after Mumbai was crippled with heavy rains. Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray went on to say that any city can crumble under 400mm of rain.
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The DDA is in the process of preparing a master list of vacant plots.(HT Photo)
The DDA is in the process of preparing a master list of vacant plots.(HT Photo)

DDA to auction vacant land parcels to keep it free of encroachment, boost revenue

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 02:52 AM IST
According to senior DDA officials, the land-owning agency has nearly 5,000 acres of vacant land parcels in different parts of the city. Encroachment is one of the major concerns, said a senior official.
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Just 50 metres away from Ghitoni Metro station, the track has turned into a dumping ground with stray cattle feeding on the waste. Pedestrians cover their face as they walk on the uneven pavement next to it.(HT Photo)
Just 50 metres away from Ghitoni Metro station, the track has turned into a dumping ground with stray cattle feeding on the waste. Pedestrians cover their face as they walk on the uneven pavement next to it.(HT Photo)

Encroachments, debris and garbage take over cycling track on Delhi’s MG Road

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 04:59 AM IST
At a time when the Delhi government and other agencies are making efforts to develop cycling tracks in the city to promote the use of non-motorised transport, the continuous, dedicated tracks on MG road are a picture in contrast.
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According to activists, the plot in question, spread over at least 2 acres of the Aravallis, was cleared of more than 500 trees and shrubs.(HT Photo)
According to activists, the plot in question, spread over at least 2 acres of the Aravallis, was cleared of more than 500 trees and shrubs.(HT Photo)

Encroachment continues on Faridabad PLPA land

By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:56 AM IST
A custodian on site said the plot had been cleared and encroached upon by an Anangpur village resident, who is allegedly politically connected.
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After noticing unauthorised construction activity on a plot adjacent to the village’s agricultural lands, the residents of the area lodged a written complaint with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram(MCG), the commissioner of police, the department of town and country planning(DTCP), the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and the deputy commissioner, on Monday
After noticing unauthorised construction activity on a plot adjacent to the village’s agricultural lands, the residents of the area lodged a written complaint with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram(MCG), the commissioner of police, the department of town and country planning(DTCP), the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and the deputy commissioner, on Monday

Residents raise alarm over encroachment in Ghasola

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Construction work began on the plot in question on Sunday, residents alleged, in contravention of multiple legal mandates, which prohibit such activities on common use land.
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Triund is one of the most popular tourist destinations located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT File Photo)
Triund is one of the most popular tourist destinations located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT File Photo)

Remove encroachments on Triund: Himachal Pradesh High Court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 11:47 AM IST
In an order passed in response to a written petition filed by a resident of Dharamshala, the high court has directed the Kangra deputy commissioner to inspect the area and file a status report by the next hearing.
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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure on the encroachments around the Kushak drain and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove them at the earliest.(HT File)
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure on the encroachments around the Kushak drain and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove them at the earliest.(HT File)

Delhi High Court tells agencies to inspect Kushak drain, remove encroachments

By Richa Banka | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 04:18 AM IST
A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice Jyoti Singh also directed the Public Works Department (PWD) and SDMC to inspect the area together and highlight the action taken by them after cleaning the drain.
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The Delhi government Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal that no encroachment shall be allowed on forest land in Southern Ridge.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal that no encroachment shall be allowed on forest land in Southern Ridge.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

No encroachment on forest land in Southern Ridge: Delhi govt to NGT

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:04 AM IST
The forest department told a bench of Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore and expert member Satyawan Singh Garbyal that fencing work on the land is going on and shall be completed soon.
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The NGT last week disposed of a petition by a Delhi-based non-profit against encroachments on public land in Sector 72, after remedial actions taken by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram were found to be sufficient by the court.(Hindustan Times)
The NGT last week disposed of a petition by a Delhi-based non-profit against encroachments on public land in Sector 72, after remedial actions taken by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram were found to be sufficient by the court.(Hindustan Times)

NGT disposes of petition against Sector Gurugram 72 encroachments, finds MCG action sufficient

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Activists have long held this region to be an important area for groundwater recharge as Badshahpur drain passes through it
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Debris dumped at a site located 500 metres from Bhakti Park monorail station in Wadala.(HT)
Debris dumped at a site located 500 metres from Bhakti Park monorail station in Wadala.(HT)

Encroachments destroy 80-acre mangrove patch in Wadala: Report

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Forest department confirms violations, says they haven’t got charge of MMRDA land
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A division bench of justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and justice Rajnish Kumar passed the order on Friday, on a public interest litigation petition raising the issue of encroachments in front of the said hospitals and the PGI.(HT Photo)
A division bench of justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and justice Rajnish Kumar passed the order on Friday, on a public interest litigation petition raising the issue of encroachments in front of the said hospitals and the PGI.(HT Photo)

Remove encroachments near KGMU, Civil Hospital, says Allahabad HC

By Manoj Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, LUCKNOW
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:39 PM IST
The court directed the SDM concerned to submit a fresh status report regarding removal of encroachment as well as the action taken by the committee, by filing a detailed affidavit on May 10, the next date of hearing.
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Trucks being loaded with material removed during the anti-encroachment drive at Nizamuddin on Sunday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Trucks being loaded with material removed during the anti-encroachment drive at Nizamuddin on Sunday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Fresh drive launched as encroachments are back in Delhi’s Nizamuddin

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 07:05 AM IST
In its July 2018 order, the Supreme Court had ordered police to clear impounded vehicles parked in front of the local police station, the reason for long traffic jams at the nearby roundabout.
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According to the development plan, the width of the road from Wakad chowk to Dange chowk should be 45 metres, however, the road is only 24 metres. The road is now encroached by hawkers.(HT Photo)
According to the development plan, the width of the road from Wakad chowk to Dange chowk should be 45 metres, however, the road is only 24 metres. The road is now encroached by hawkers.(HT Photo)

Wakad residents irked by 45-metre road on paper, encroachments on ground

By Prachi Bari | Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The road links Wakad with Pimpri-Chinchwad and so is crucial. In 2012, only a 24-metre-road was constructed. However, the open land was encroached and temporary sheds were set up, which have now developed into permanent shops.
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Railway officers say the process to remove 75,000 encroachments on railway tracks is stuck in a legal battle.(HT File)
Railway officers say the process to remove 75,000 encroachments on railway tracks is stuck in a legal battle.(HT File)

Duronto Express robbery: Encroachments along tracks behind crimes in railways, say officials

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The Railway Protection Force (RPF), which in charge of security inside trains, blamed encroachments on tracks for railway-related crimes in Delhi.
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Encroachment on its land has been a major problem for the Delhi’s land-owning agency, DDA.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Encroachment on its land has been a major problem for the Delhi’s land-owning agency, DDA.(HT File / Representative Photo)

DDA ties up with ISRO to check encroachment on vacant plots

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Delhi’s land-owning agency, DDA, is putting a computerised system in place to detect encroachment using satellite images provided by ISRO, DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor said.
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Mangroves of Sewri Creek in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Mangroves of Sewri Creek in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Walls around Mumbai’s six mangroves to protect against encroachment

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2018 04:00 PM IST
HT had first reported in April last year that the government was planning to protect Mumbai’s mangroves by building fences along 60km and installing CCTV cameras for vigilance.
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A group of shop owners had complained to the department in May and they had also moved a local court, which, in August, directed the enforcement officials to inspect the site and initiate action.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A group of shop owners had complained to the department in May and they had also moved a local court, which, in August, directed the enforcement officials to inspect the site and initiate action.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Despite notice, encroachment of utilities at Omax Mall not cleared

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 06:23 AM IST
A group of shop owners had complained to the department in May and they had also moved a local court, which, in August, directed the enforcement officials to inspect the site and initiate action.
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The IPC sections under which the FIRs have been lodged include 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 434 (mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land-mark fixed by public authority), 379 (theft), 447 (criminal trespass) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).(HT File Photo)
The IPC sections under which the FIRs have been lodged include 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 434 (mischief by destroying or moving, etc., a land-mark fixed by public authority), 379 (theft), 447 (criminal trespass) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).(HT File Photo)

FIRs against 8 resorts, hotels around Corbett for alleged encroachment on forest land

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Nainital, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 12:12 AM IST
In its June 19 order, the Uttarakhand high court had directed the principal conservator of forests to register cases against all the people who have encroached upon forest land under relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code and Indian Forest Act, 1927, within three months.
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