Jamshedpur: East Singhbhum
district administration on Friday launched anti-encroachment drive
in Marine drive and Ramnagar localities here.
"The anti-encroachment drive was peaceful as the
residents themselves evacuated in view of the notice already
served by the administration," Additional District Magistrate
Vijay Kumar Singh said.
Though an elaborate security arrangement including
deployment of Rapid Action Force, riot vehicles and
fire-fighters were made to maintain law and order but people
themselves vacated their dwelling units allegedly built on
Singh said the anti-encroachment drive was being
carried out on the directive of High Court.
We have already demolished half a dozen dwelling units
from Marine Drive and Ramnagar and have targeted to remove
altogether 160 such houses, he said adding that the drive
would pave way for construction of approach road for Toll
Bridge linking Jamshedpur-Adityapur (Saraikela-Kharswan
The newly constructed Toll Bridge was likely to be
inaugurated on July 17.
Meanwhile, the newly elected Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
(Prajatantrik) member of parliament, Dr. Ajay Kumar, a former
IPS officer, visited the spot and appealed the state
government to make an alternative arrangement for the affected