Ujjain: Ujjain Municipal Corporation razed most of the illegal constructions from surrounding areas of Mahakal temple. The campaign began from Wednesday. Municipal commissioner Pratibha Pal inspected the encroached areas and urged kiosks owner to remove encroachments willingly following which UMC started its campaign.

According to UMC officials illegal 40 cemented constructions were razed from surrounding areas of the temples and railings were erected along the vacated areas. According to official sources, encroachers had occupied the 15 to 20 feet road area adjacent to the temple premises.

Collector Manish Singh made it clear that encroachments will not be tolerated and if any one tired to encroach the vacated area again he would face strict legal action. At present the campaign was stopped by UMC due to Raksha Bandhan, but it will be started again after the festival, officials said.

Narendra Giri warns land mafia of encroachments on Simhastha fair areas  

Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj warned land mafias and advised them to stay away from Simhastha fair areas of the city. He also expressed his worry over encroachments and advised city dwellers to be aware and to start agitation against such land mafias to protect Simhastha fair land.

He urged the administration to take strict action against such people. He was talking to media here on Thursday after paying obeisance to Lord Mahakal. He left for Bhopal in the evening to meet the CM. However, the administration got a survey conducted officially to identify illegal colonies located in Simhastha fair area.

According to revenue department, list of more than 40 illegal colonies 50 illegal cemented constructions was handed over to authorities concerned. Giri appreciated recent action of administration against encroachments located in Mahakal area. He also highlighted illegal encroachments in Neelganga area.

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