Anti-encroachment drive: Six 'heavily encroached' South Delhi roads under radarLast updated on May 03, 2018, 02:25 pm
The Supreme Court-created STF will focus on six 'heavily encroached' roads in South Delhi for the next seven days during its anti-encroachment drive.
SDMC officials said the roads identified are Bhisham Pitamah Marg, parts of Aurobindo Marg, CV Raman Marg, Veer Savarkar Marg, Feroz Gandhi Marg and Raja Garden crossing.
The STF took this decision yesterday, in its second meeting after SC's April-24 mandate.
STF to submit report to SC today on its action
The STF will submit its report on the anti-encroachment drive, which commenced from Monday, to the SC today.
On April 24, the apex court had asked Center to form a special task force (STF) to remove encroachments from public land.
The DDA vice-chairman headed force was formed the next day, which comprised other top officials of DDA, Delhi Police, three municipal corporations and NDMC.
NDMC collects Rs 1.9crore by confiscating 2,092 illegally parked vehicles
Till now, all the municipal corporations have confiscated several vehicles parked on the roads, demolished shops/structures and removed vendors operating on roads illegally.
SDMC officials said an unauthorized vehicle market was removed from Chirag Dilli Nala Road, which freed 2,000 square meter of encroached land.
Notably, North-DMC has collected Rs 1.9crore as revenue this year by confiscating 2,092 vehicles parked illegally.
Drive not bearing results: Traders back in 'freed' space
Despite claims by civic bodies, illegal vendors and trucks are back in Khari Baoli, Azadpur and Naya Bazar.
The way business has kick-started since yesterday doesn't bear testimony to any anti-encroachment drive undertaken just two days ago.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation's claim of clearing 2,600 sq meter of encroached land in Khari Baoli is just to present a report, said traders.