Measures to prevent encroachments along roads and hilltops

The officials have been directed to stop illegal constructions on hill tops and slopes and issue notices to offenders.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:August 27, 2013 4:36 am

After the Shindewadi mishap in which a woman and her daughter were swept away by rainwater gushing down the hills in Katraj area,the district administration has planned several steps to restrict encroachments along roads and on hill tops.

The officials have been directed to stop illegal constructions on hill tops and slopes and issue notices to offenders.

The administration has been asked to coordinate with the police to expedite inquiries in cases related to fake land dealings and frauds.

“A detailed survey will be carried out and notices will be issued. Citizens have also been asked to register complaints with the police,’’ said an official.

While officials maintain that illegal constructions have been removed and debris cleared,a fresh list of illegal structures has been updated and notices issued to owners.

Earlier,200 illegal structures and encroachments had been removed along Pune-Satara highway in Khed Shivapur and Shindewadi area.

The National Highway Authority of India had been asked to immediately start work to widen the road to six lanes. Meanwhile,the report of the Pune Divisional Commissionerate on Shindewadi mishap is awaited.

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