The team of Jal Vidyut Nigam along with the police and administration is taking action to demolish the illegal construction done on the banks of Shakti Canal on the second day on Monday as well. This includes kutcha-pucca houses, shops and other constructions. For which eight JCBs have been installed. Earlier on Sunday also 300 illegal constructions were demolished.
Let us tell you that the Jal Vidyut Nigam had given the last notice on Saturday to remove the encroachment from its own land and gave 24 hours time. After which, on Sunday, a campaign was started to remove illegal encroachment from settlements that had been in existence for 40-50 years.
For the first time in 2018, the process of evacuating settlements built on 15 hectares of Jal Vidyut Nigam’s land on both sides of the 15 km long Shakti Canal from Dakpathar to Kulhal began with a notice. Now recently notices were given on March 1 and 3.
After this, the Corporation had withdrawn the notices of the nine occupants when they went to the High Court. Due to this the petition was disposed of. After this, the corporation had given notices to the occupants to vacate the settlements in 24 hours on Saturday morning.
Deputy General Manager of Jal Vidyut Nigam Hemant Kumar said that about 600 illegal constructions are to be demolished on both sides of Shakti Canal. For this the campaign has been started. Around 300 constructions have been demolished in the first phase of action. Action is being taken on the remaining construction today.