600 Kanals of state land retrieved in Ganderbal

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GANDERBAL: The district administration Ganderbal Thursday launched a mega anti-encroachment drive to remove encroachments along unauthorized constructions in the district.
The massive anti-encroachment drive was led by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal (ADC) Naseer Ahmad Wani, consisting of six different teams in different areas of the district Ganderbal.
During the drive, in first phase about 600 Kanals of Kahcharari/ state land were retrieved from the encroachers from the areas like Dedram Bagh, Hatbura, Malik MohlaGund, Chinnner, Watal Bagh and Brumser Nallah.
The DDC Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla said that the drive for removing encroachments would continue in the other encroached areas till the whole encroached land is retrieved.
The district administration has advised the people particularly those residing along the highway, to remove encroachments on their own otherwise strict action would be initiated against them.
All the Tehsildars were asked to immediately bring any incidence of future encroachments into the notice of District Administration.
The Tehsildars of the district were directed for assessment, and submission of village wise list of the Kahcharari/state land and illegal constructions made on the river banks, nallahs &khulas with photographic evidence.
Meanwhile Enforcement wing of Municipal Committee Pulwama under the supervision of Executive officer, Tehsildar Pulwama, Naib Tehsildar today launched a massive demolition drive against unauthorized and illegal constructions in the town along the roads.
During the drive a number of unauthorized constructions and structures in the form of shops and walls were pulled down and work on some construction was also stopped in the town along roadsides especially circular road from Bonura to Gangoo.
The officials reiterated that action will be taken against the offenders who have raised illegal constructions and encroachments in the town along the roads. Nobody is permitted to construct any kind of structure in the town without proper permission of the Administration, the officials warned.