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MCD to start second phase of anti-encroachment drive

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) will soon start the second phase of its drive against encroachments by traders and vendors in the city. Municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey stated that strict action will be taken against those who have encroached again on spaces freed by MCD and shopkeepers who enable vendors to sell their wares in front of their shops.

Pandey said, “We have completed the first phase of the drive for removing unauthorised vendors from the city. About 30 truckloads of materials were seized by us. We are planning to start the second phase of the drive soon.”

Regarding the need for again checking places freed from encroachments he said, “It is important for encroachers to fear encroaching again. For this, we have formed a backup team which will check and impose fines in the areas we have already cleared in the drive. Repeat encroachment is not tolerable and we fill seize the shops of the shopkeepers taking money from these vendors and allowing them to stand in front of their shops and in the road illegally. ”

MCD starts a special sanitation drive

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) started a special cleanliness drive in the city. The drive covers cleaning of garbage along with big and small drains and imposing fines on the use of banned polythene. Municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey stated the major busy points of the city will be cleaned first.

He said, “Busy points in the city like Clock Tower and Rajpur Road are our main priorities and cleanliness is being done regularly. The cleanliness drive also covers the drains in various areas and cleanliness near the road. I also want to make it clear that though we are calling it a special cleanliness drive, it will be undertaken regularly. We are appointing at least 10 workers on every busy road which will be checked by the supervisors regularly,” he said.

The drive will start from Clock Tower to Ballupur Chowk, Mokhampur to Rispana Bridge. From Rispana to ISBT, ISBT to Saharanpur Road, GMS Road, from Ballupur Chowk to Premnagar area. One tractor trolley and 10 workers have been deputed for each area.

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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