Demolition action against illegal encroachments will begin in Dehradun city from next week.



Demolition action against illegal encroachments will begin in Dehradun city from next week. The government has directed the District Magistrate and Municipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation to take action. The city commissioner will issue a public notice for illegal occupiers. After this the campaign to remove encroachment will begin. Both officers have been asked to set up a task force to remove illegal occupation.

An important meeting was held on the issue of removal of encroachments at identified places in the capital. The meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Om Prakash. Secretary Urban Development, Secretary Loniv, District Magistrate of Dehradun and Municipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation were present in the meeting. The encroachment campaign till now was reviewed.
It was decided that from next week, demolition action would be taken against the identified encroachments in the city. For this, the responsibility of District Magistrate and Municipal Commissioner was fixed. The city commissioner was instructed to issue a public notice for illegal occupiers at the identified sites.

Till now this action has taken place:
8700 encroachments were marked in Dehradun city
Government is claiming to remove 7200 illegal possession
Encroachment is yet to be removed from 1479 locations
Sword of contempt hangs on CS and Secretary Loniv
A contempt of court hangs the Chief Secretary and Secretary Loniv in the case of encroachment in Dehradun. On the court’s order itself, the government had ordered the removal of illegal possession from the city. Around 8700 encroachments in the city were identified on the court’s order. There was a campaign to remove them.

The campaign came to an end just before the civic elections. On the PIL, the court asked the government to remove the encroachment within four weeks. But now encroachments on the identified places remain. Some people filed contempt of court regarding this. The Court has issued a contempt notice to the Chief Secretary and Secretary Loniv to file a reply within three weeks.

There is a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary. In this meeting, it has been decided that the city commissioner will issue a public notice for automatic removal of the identified encroachment and after that the administration will start the action to remove it. The responsibility of the District Magistrate and Municipal Commissioner of Dehradun has been fixed.
– Shailesh Bagauli, Secretary, Urban Development Department

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