Tall trouble: India Market & Shri Durga Tower
Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has served notices to as many as 13 persons to remove constructions that have encroached on areas concerned, with a warning that failure to do so would result in immediate demolition.
RMC deputy administrator Shailendra Kumar Lal told The Telegraph the demolition drive had been fixed from September 20 to December 4.
“Last year, the court of chief executive officer of the civic body had directed encroachers to remove illegal constructions. None complied with orders, so it was decided in a meeting last week that RMC would take the initiative to demolish them,” Lal added.
Lal also said persons in different localities were given specific dates to comply with the RMC order. “We are giving people enough time to make arrangements to remove illegal construction,” he said.
Those who have illegally encroached upon RMC land or deviated from the approved construction plan, have the opportunity to take corrective measures and inform RMC.
They can write a letter to the civic authority indicating their willingness to shell out the fine for the violation.
Buildings that have received the RMC notice for illegal construction by individuals include Shyam Kutir Apartment on Gautam Buddha Marg, Bariatu Road; Shri Durga Tower on Old HB Road; Shivangi Apartment on Purulia Road; India Market, Lalpur; Devyani Complex in Lower Hatia; Janta Flat, near Home Guard Ground in Harmu.
Contacted, aides of one Krishna Singh, whose Janta Flat encroachment near Home Guard Ground in Harmu is scheduled for demolition on September 26-27, refused to comment on the RMC notice.
Shailendra Kumar Lal, however, said the notice served “must be taken seriously” by encroachers.
On September 20, the RMC pushed bulldozers to demolish an illegal construction by one Ravi Singh in Pandra, who had been served notice much earlier.
“Our team faced opposition from residents due to which it was again sent on Saturday. The second day, the team succeeded in removing only a part of the construction. The next time we will seek help from the local police station concerned during demolition,” the RMC deputy administrator said.