MCD removes 300 makeshift shops in anti-encroachment drive
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Last Updated: Monday, November 15, 2010, 20:06
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 encroachment.

The action was peacefully carried out with the help of local police, he said.


First Published: Monday, November 15, 2010, 20:06

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