Combined efforts of Police Chief Ankush Dhanvijay and sanjeev Jaiswal to make Nagpur city encroachment free have gone in vain due to lack of regular checks, encroachers are back to business at their own place. Many encroachers have again occupied footpaths and roads and are doing regular business. Hard work of NMC to clear these encroachments will go useless if all encroachers return and run their shops. Most of them are vegetable vendors and cloth sellers.
We have already heard of Nagpur Municipal Corporation anti encroachment drive to clean footpaths and roads to provide space for parking and walking. Now the demolition drive is against commercial establishments which have extended illegally in to public places and have extended their shop beyond limits by constructing shed and walls. The anti encroachment drive is supervised by civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal and Police chief Ankush Dhanvijay. The walls and sheds will be removed and stern action will be taken against encroachers so that they do not encroach the land again.
Demolition drive will be carried out by Nagpur Municipal Corporation on 30th March 2012. The encroachments on foot paths and illegal extensions on roads will be removed, illegal shops will also be demolished. It is a D-day for encroachers and a good news for pedestrians as the footpaths will be cleared and more space will be available for walking . This will also control Jaywalking and hence less accidents. After cases of accidents caused by Jaywalking finally NMC has woke up to clear foot paths for pedestrians.
Annual makeover work has started at civil lines and areas close to Vidhan Bhavan. Leveling of roads, painting of footpaths, stop lines, road dividers and Zebra crossing is on war front with just one month left for the winter session. But the situation of roads is still to improve in east and north areas of Nagpur.