Ranchi, April 7: The Jharkhand State Housing Board today issued notices to 200 people, who have encroached on 30 acres in Kadru, Bariatu, Harmu and Argora owned by it.
Managing director of the board as well as chief executive officer of Ranchi Municipal Corporation Vinay Kumar Choubey said: “Those who have been illegally residing at houses constructed by the board or running makeshift shops in these four areas have been asked to shift elsewhere.”
He added that they had also issued public notices through various newspapers.
People living in kuchha houses have been asked to vacate the dwelling units within three days. For pucca constructions, the deadline is 15 days, which becomes effective from today.
“Sufficient time has been been given to the encroachers so that they can vacate the houses, remove the belongings and dismantle the illegal constructions without damage,” Choubey said.
Asked whether the board would take action against those who had added to the flats in Harmu, Argora and Bariatu housing colonies without seeking the authorities’ approval, Choubey said they would take up this matter later.
“First, we will free the plots on which pucca houses, shops and commercial establishments have been built. After that, we will take up the work of demolishing illegal additions to flats developed by the board,” he said.
This exercise has been undertaken in the wake of a Jharkhand High Court order.