Encroachments Problems is a unabated in Mohalil
Mohali: In a bid to remove illegal encroachments from government lands, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on last Friday gave an ultimatum to squatters and asked them to vacate the lands by May 31 or be ready to face action and now will the residents of Mohali be able to move freely on pedestrians and footpaths , that have been encroached upon by the vendors?
In a statement, CM Mann said that the state government is committed to freeing the lands from illegal encroachments, he added that during the tenure of the successive governments in the state, affluent people had illegally encroached precious government lands by violating the norms, which is unwarranted and undesirable and CM Mann added that ever since assuming charge, his government had adopted a zero tolerance policy towards illegal encroachments.
Chief Minister said that it is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that the state government has so far freed more than 9,000 acre of government land from illegal encroachers. He said that this momentum will be continued further and every inch of government land under illegal encroachment will be vacated by all means and its time to see that does the footpaths and roadsides get free from encroachments in Mohali
The Chief Minister said that a massive anti-encroachment drive by the state government will be started from June 1 to remove these encroachments. He said that no one, how affluent he/she may be, will be spared during this drive which will be started in larger public interest.
Despite facing flak for failing to curb encroachment by road side vendors causing huge harassment to the pedestrians, MC authorities have not been able to get the prominent markets encroachment free.
Hawkers selling clothes, eatables and toys can be seen stationed outside the showrooms in the local markets, including phases 7, 3B2, 3B1, 10, 9 and 11 and Residents said encroachments on road sides in Mohali needs to removed at the earliest.
But Who Cares???
GMADA has allotted two sites to the MC in Sector 77 of 2,516.88 square yard and 1,873.14 square yard respectively, besides a site in sector 56 having an area of 3,341.59 square yard for the purpose fourth site in sector 78 of 2,588.24 square yard.