New Delhi: About 300 temporary shops dealing
in waste cloth cuttings were removed as part of an
anti-encroachment drive undertaken by the MCD in northwest
Delhi on Monday.
VK Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of MCD Rohini Zone, said a
one-km long stretch comprising pavement and part of road in
Mangolpuri was freed from encroachers during the drive in
which different departments of MCD took part.
"The encroachment on public land primarily consisted of
about 300 shops dealing in waste cloth cuttings. The market
was known as Katran Market," he said.
Gupta said more than 3000 square metres of public land was
retrieved. He said there were a number of incidents of fire in
the shops. The pedestrians and vehicle drivers were feeling
inconvenience due to traffic congestion caused by the
The action was peacefully carried out with the help of
local police, he said.