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Date :6/20/2018
Press Release on 20 June 2018
Joint Anti Encroachment drive conducted by JMC & Police

In continuation of anti encroachment drives by Jammu Municipal Corporation & Police in compliance to the Orders of Division Bench of Hon’ble High Court in WPPIL no. 27/2017 titled COURT ON ITS OWN MOTION V/S STATE OF J&K &Ors., dated 28/03/2018, a drive was conducted in the areas like Gandhi Nagar, Apsara Road & Last Morh in order to ease traffic congestions and ensure free movement of pedestrians on footpaths. The drive was conducted on the instructions of Commissioner, JMC, Sh. Ramesh Kumar (IAS) under the supervision of Secretary, JMC Mrs. Sunaina Sharma (KAS) accompanied by Chief Enforcement Officer, JMC Sh. Rajesh Gupta, Enforcement Officer, JMC Sh. Kamini Kesar, Revenue Officers, JMC Sh. Parmod Sabharwal, Ashwani Sudan, Parveen Gupta, Sunil Gupta, SHO Gandhi nagar, DTI Gandhi Nagar and enforcement staff of JMC. During the drive, the special squad of Jammu Municipal Corporation seized four trucks of material like counters, and other material displayed by the shopkeepers in front of their shops and footpaths causing traffic congestions and free flow of pedestrians. The team also lifted illegal rehries and removed unauthorized hoardings/flexes from these areas. The enforcement team of JMC also dismantled cemented Tharas and two number of illegal walls creating obstructions in free movement of vehicles as well as pedestrians. Moreover 25 no. of vehicles were challaned by Traffic Police for violating traffic rules by parking their vehicles on the roads causing traffic congestion in the above said area. Jammu Municipal Corporation has being repeatedly issuing strict instructions to the shopkeepers regarding removal of encroachments by shopkeepers through public notices. 233 no. of notices have been served in the areas like Hari Market, Indira Chowk, Canal Road, Jewel, Vinayak Bazar, Below Gumat, Gandhi Nagar, Talab Tillo,Gole Pully, Patta Chungi, Bohri, Poonch House, Vikram Chowk by JMC to shopkeepers violating rules by displaying their goods beyond the shutter line of their shops. Action shall be initiated against the defaulters/encroachers in terms of Section 232 of the Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 which may further lead towards the sealing of the shops as per law. Strict instructions were also issued to the street vendors/phari walas to ply their rehries only in the rehri zones established by Jammu Municipal Corporation. Such type of drives shall continue in near future also.