North corpn puts list of encroachers online
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 (mcdonline.gov.in/ 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