GMADA razes 36 unauthorised structures
WORK WAS DISRUPTED FOR SOME TIME FOLLOWING A SPAT IN PHASE 9
■ SAS NAGAR: Launching a major demolition drive Greater Mohali Area Development Authority, (GMADA) has razed 36 unauthorised structures in the periphery area of Chandigarh (Punjab Part).
Being used for commercial purposes, these structures were located in village Sanauli, Landran, Jagatpura, Chatt, Kishanpura, Kandala, Nandiala, Andheri and Majri. The demolition would continue on Wednesday.
Competent authority under the Punjab New Capital Periphery Control Act 1952, Manjit Brar, additional chief administrator, GMADA, said,
“Under various provisions of the act, notices were issued repeatedly to the violators(owners of illegal constructions). Also, giving them an opportunity to explain their position, they were called for personal hearing. Violators, who had nothing to support/justify their unlawful/illegal constructions, were issued demolition orders and were given an opportunity to demolish these structures on their own. Thereafter, structures of those who didn't comply with orders of the competent authority were razed by GMADA.”
Brar said, “Structures demolished include 14 shuttering stores, a restaurants, a weigh bridge, shops, and all these constructions were raised in violation of the provisions of Periphery Act.” He said the drive would continue and GMADA shall make all-out efforts to deal sternly with such anti-social elements.
Estate Officer (regulatory) Mahesh Bansal said that the enforcement team included 40 police personnel, 30 labourers, 35 officers/officials of GMADA and a duty magistrate carried out the demolition drive.
INDUSTRIALISTS HALT GMADA’S PIPE-LAYING PROJECT AT PHASE 9
Heated arguments were witnessed in Industrial Area, Phase 9 on Tuesday as the industrialists objected to laying of the storm water pipes in the area.
The industrialists restricted the work, which was being done on the road along Bawa White house in Phase 9. The work was disrupted for some time following a spat between the industrialists as well as the contractor and the labourers who were laying down the pipeline.
An industrialist Amarjit Sharma rued. “The pipeline is being laid just next to the wall of the factories which could damage the wall as well as the foundations. The digging along the wall could also result in collapsing of the wall.”
On the other hand the contractor Mandeep Singh, said that the work of the pipeline was undertaken only after showing the drawing to the industrialists. He added that the objection being raised by the industrialists were baseless as the digging is being done about 3 feet away from the boundary walls.
When contacted Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) XEN Devinder Singh, said that an 8 feet road berm is constructed on the road where the digging is taking place. He added that the protest is baseless and GMADA would carry on the work of laying down the pipelines.
GMADA RAZES TWO DOZEN ILLEGAL SHOPS UNDER PERIPHERY ACT
ZIRAKPUR: A team of GMADA officials, razed, nearly two dozen shop structures, reportedly come up in violation of Periphery Act in village Sanoli on Tuesday.
Though these shuttering shop owners opposed the demolition drive but officials did not stopped their action. AS per reports, the GMADA team equipped with JCB machine, tractor trolleys, labourers alongwith police started their drive around 7.30 am that continued till 2 pm.
Officials said that structure owners had not taken approval before construction as it was sheer violation of Periphery Act, 1952.