Chandigarh admn set to demolish illegal jhuggis in Sector 25

Chandigarh, May 11

A meeting was held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Vinay Partap Singh, Deputy Commissioner to plan the demolition of illegal structures/jhuggies at Janta Colony Sector 25. The approval of the same was already given by Dharam Pal Adviser to the Administrator

The jhuggies/structures in the Janta Colony are illegal encroachments done on Government land. About 10 acres of Government land has been encroached upon by the illegal construction in this area. This land has already been earmarked for Dispensary, Primary School, Community Center and the Shopping area.

To carry out the smooth drive, the Chandigarh Administration installed a notice board 15 days ago for the eviction and demolition at the Janta colony. Public announcements (Munadi) for eviction/demolition have been run continuously at the site. The whole area of about 10 acres has been divided into four sectors. Four Duty Magistrates have been appointed for the said demolition operation. Adequate police have also been deployed for the operation. The Deputy Commissioner has directed the Engineering Department to make arrangements for taking possession of the land on the day of demolition. He has also shared that further actions will be taken to remove other illegal encroachments in the city. The meeting was attended by all SDMs, Assistant Estate Officer, Secretary Chandigarh Housing Board, DSP (Central), officers of Engineering wing of Chandigarh Administration, Municipal Corporation, Fire Officer, Tehsildar (Colonies) and other officers.