INDORE: A day after Indore Municipal Corporation carried out demolition drive in Kushwah Nagar, shopkeepers and residents, whose structures are posing hurdle before the proposed Narmada water pipeline laying project, started removing portions of their buildings which were demarked by the IMC for removal.

The IMC had removed tin-sheds of nearly 30 shops and demolished illegal portions of more than 10 houses on Wednesday amidst protests by residents and shopkeepers. On Thursday, the removal gang members again reached the locality to remove structures which are hurdles before the IMC pipeline project but the residents requested them not to use JCB and poclain machines on their houses and shops.

They agreed to demolish the structures themselves using drilling machines and hammers. The IMC agreed and helped people removing portions of the building. Removal gang in-charge Mahendra Singh Chouhan said that all those served notices have agreed to raze impediments before IMC project.

He stated that after the structures were razed, pipeline would be laid which will supply water to five localities. Meanwhile, the IMC knocked down kacha houses constructed illegally at Pipliyahana area on Wednesday.