JAMMU, June 20: A joint anti-encroachment drive was conducted today by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and police in Gandhi Nagar, Apsara Road and adjoining areas in order to ease traffic congestions and ensure free movement of pedestrians on footpaths.
The drive was conducted in compliance to the orders of Division Bench of High Court in WPPIL No. 27/2017 titled Court on its own motion V/s State of J&K and others, dated 28/03/2018, by Chief Enforcement Officer, JMC, Rajesh Gupta, Enforcement Officer, JMC, Kamini Kesar, Revenue Officers, JMC, Parmod Sabharwal, Ashwani Sudan, Parveen Gupta, Sunil Gupta, SHO Gandhi Nagar, DTI Gandhi Nagar and enforcement staff of JMC, under the supervision of Secretary, JMC, Sunaina Sharma.
During the drive, the special squad of Jammu Municipal Corporation seized four trucks of material like counters, and other material displayed by the shopkeepers in front of their shops and footpaths causing traffic congestions and free flow of pedestrians. The team also lifted illegal rehries and removed unauthorized hoardings/flexes from these areas.
The enforcement team of JMC also dismantled cemented ‘Tharas’ and two illegal walls creating obstructions in free movement of vehicles as well as pedestrians. Moreover, 25 vehicles were challaned by Traffic Police for violating traffic rules by parking their vehicles on the roads causing traffic congestion in the above said area.