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Date :8/24/2018
Press Release on 25th August 2018
Yellow lines marked by JMC to make footpaths encroachment free

In compliance to the directions issued by 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 regarding removal of encroachments from the footpaths, Sh. Arvind Kotwal (KAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation accompanied by Sh. Pardeep Singh Manhas (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), JMC, Mrs. Sunaina Sharma(KAS), Secretary, JMC, Sh. Kushal Chand, Joint commissioner (W), JMC alongwith other departments today on 25.08.2018 toured extensively in the areas of Shalamar to City Chowk, City Chowk to Lakhdata Bazar Chowk, Gali Chabeel Wali, Gali Dal Wali, Mohalla Partap Garh and Peepelwala Ahata of Jammu city. During the tour, a yellow line was drawn in the above mentioned areas in order to restrict the shopkeepers from encroaching the footpaths and pavements. Commissioner, JMC also issued instructions to the shopkeepers to keep their goods within their shutter line to avoid any penal action against them which may lead to sealing of their shops also. JMC, Commissioner appealed to the Jammuites to co-operate with JMC for making Jammu city a really Smart City. He also thanked the Bazar associations for their full support to JMC for removal of encroachments at their own to make Jammu city neat and clean. Office bearers of Chamber of Commerce & Market Presidents also accompanied the tour. They welcomed the steps taken by JMC and assured full support to JMC for removal of illegal encroachments and illegal cemented tharas/slabs over the drains within the JMC limits. Among others Executive Engineer, Trikuta Division, JMC Sh. A.K. Gupta,AEE (workshop), JMC Sh. Tariq Raina, Enforcement/ Revenue Officers, JMC Sh. Parmod Kumar, Sh. Ashwani Sudan, Sh. Parveen Gupta and Sh. Sunil Gupta, representatives from PWD(R&B), PDD, BSNL Jammu and enforcement team of JMC also accompanied the Commissioner, JMC during the tour