North corpn puts list of en­croach­ers on­line

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - Vibha.Sharma @times­

New Delhi: Giv­ing a fi­nal warn­ing to peo­ple en­croach­ing on pub­lic land, North Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion on Mon­day posted a de­tailed list of vi­o­la­tors on its web­site (mc­don­ tri/ndm­c_m­cd­por­tal).

The re­port comes two days after com­mis­sioner Var­sha Joshi is­sued a pub­lic no­tice ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic to re­move all en­croach­ments be­fore the civic staff de­mol­ished the il­le­gal struc­tures.

The de­tails of the en­croach­ments were col­lected by the ju­nior en­gi­neers dur­ing field sur­veys con­ducted over the past two weeks. The list men­tions the name or prop­erty num­ber, kind of en­croach­ment (per­ma­nent or tem­po­rary), area in square me­tres and the road where it is lo­cated.

The list of vi­o­la­tions in Ci­tySadar Pa­har­ganj zone in­cludes ramps con­structed by shop own­ers at Church Mis­sion Road and around 280 sq m of per­ma­nent en­croach­ments on Qu­tub Road (from Idgah to Arakashan Road near a masjid). Other prom­i­nent places in­clude Outer Ring Road, Canal Road, Max Hospi­tal Road and Ma­haraja Agarasen Marg in Pi­ta­m­pura.

“Now that the list is in pub­lic do­main, peo­ple can’t al­lege that we are be­ing bi­ased and tar­get­ing se­lected seg­ments. We have al­ready started ac­tion, which will be in­ten­si­fied in the fu­ture. The sur­veys have helped min­imise chances of er­ror,” Joshi said.

The list sub­mit­ted by Civil Lines zone in­cludes a por­tion of the road be­tween Vish­wavidyalay­a to Pa­tel Chest, Bar­fkhana to Tank Road, Mukherjee Na­gar main road, Nehru Vihar, Ja­hangir­puri, Azad­pur, Azad­pur Com­mer­cial Com­plex and Bhal­swa Dairy.

In Karol Bagh zone, there are at least 21 sites on Pa­tel Road (Karam­pura side) that have en­croached upon 140 sq m, five places on Ganga Ram Road en­croach­ing upon 16.5 sq m and 100 shops that have built ramps on DB Gupta, Gaushala and Ram­jas roads.

Veditha Reddy, deputy com­mis­sioner, City-SP zone, said that ac­tion has been taken in ar­eas around Jama Masjid over the past two days. “We re­moved 2,700 sq m tem­po­rary and 400 sq m per­ma­nent en­croach­ments from Her­itage Road and DMRC gate num­bers 2 and 4, Jama Masjid. The ar­eas have been di­vided based on their im­por­tant and ac­tion will be taken in three phases after tak­ing PWD and po­lice into con­fi­dence,” she added.

How­ever, Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Street Ven­dors of In­dia (NASVI) has called the ac­tion by the civic body shame­less and ar­bi­trary. “The Supreme Court or­der is for res­i­den­tial ar­eas, but 300 ven­dors have been re­moved from Jama Masjid area de­spite a stay granted by Delhi high court. We will launch a mas­sive ag­i­ta­tion if the au­thor­i­ties don’t stop the in­spec­tors from un­leash­ing ter­ror,” said Arbind Singh, na­tional co­or­di­na­tor, NASVI.

The anti-en­croach­ment drive was started after di­rec­tions from Supreme Court on Septem­ber 2 to re­move ex­ten­sions made out­side houses on foot­paths. The court had asked the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to frame rules to dis­con­tinue ser­vices like wa­ter, elec­tric­ity and sewage at the res­i­dences of the en­croach­ers.

The list men­tions the name or prop­erty num­ber, kind of en­croach­ment, area in square me­tres and the road where it is lo­cated

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