Barwani: Continuing demolition drive against illegal structures, Barwani district administration on Sunday razed illegal construction from 1,359 square metres of government land situated on old Agra – Bombay National Highway in Sendhwa. The market value of land freed of encroachments is about Rs 5 crore.
Drive has been carried out under Sushansan (good governance) drive launched by district collector Shivraj Singh Verma. Sendhwa tehsildar SR Yadav said 23 shop owners had encroached upon government land by extending portions of their shops from the front on the old AB Road.
During measurement by revenue department, it was revealed that 23 shop owners encroached upon 1,129 square metres of government land worth Rs 2.43 crore. Similarly, team vacated 230 square metres of another stretch of government land that had shops. Yadav said Maniben Studio that operated from one of the shops had no legal documents. Market value of this land is about Rs 2.5 crore.
Sendhwa sub divisional magistrate Tapasya Parihar said district administration has identified certain spots in the town where encroachments exist. Administration will serve notices to them. “We will appeal to them to remove their goods kept on the government land, otherwise administration will carry out demolition drive there as well,” Parihar added.
The administration’s anti-encroachment drive has begun to yield results. A coloniser who had encroached upon half-acre of government land removed his encroachment on his own. The market value of the vacated land is Rs 50 lakh. Barwani tehsildar Rajesh Patidar said after the notice served to coloniser of Akash Nagar Colony near DRP Line, he voluntarily freed government land without delay.