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MC wakes up to clear encroachments ahead of CM visit

Demolition drive at Sector 32. (Express photo) Demolition drive at Sector 32. (Express photo)
By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Posted: January 30, 2014 6:44 am | Updated: February 6, 2014 3:17 pm

Two days before Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s scheduled visit to the area to lay the foundation stone of a hospital, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation woke up and removed encroachments from Chandigarh road and Tajpur road in Zone B.

On February 1, the Chief Minister will visit the area to lay foundation stone of a hospital. On Wednesday the building branch team and tehbazaari team led a joint operation. More than 40 slums, temporary shops and other encroachments were removed.

Rajiv Saggar, building branch inspector said, “More than 40 jhuggis and shops have been removed which were made illegally.

We also demolished some concrete encroachments to clear the area.”

Meanwhile, a shop was sealed on Hambran Road Dhobi Ghat as the owner failed to pay house tax despite repeated warnings. J S Sekhon, superintendent Zone D said, “We went there to seal five shops but the other four agreed to pay tax.”

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