Three days after officers of the enforcement wing got a month’s time to clear the encroachments within the markets, the civic physique officers swung into motion and held a serious drive in Part 7 on Friday, confiscating articles of 55 unlawful distributors.
Most of those distributors had been faraway from the parking space and market corridors. The drive started at 5pm and continued until 6pm.
Secretary-cum-enforcement officer Ranjeev Kumar mentioned, “Now the drives shall be usually held within the mornings and evenings. We’ve got warned them a number of instances, however they’re adamant. They are going to be challaned on the premise of the articles. For one rehri, we cost ₹1,000 as high quality.”
Earlier within the day, the drive was additionally carried out in Phases 11 and 4, and Sectors 70 and 71.
On September 14, Mohali MC had divided the world below its jurisdiction into 4 zones to sort out encroachments in markets. Whereas chairing the civic physique’s month-to-month Common Home assembly on September 14, mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu had mentioned the world inspectors heading the groups could be accountable to do away with encroachments in a month: “In the event that they fail to take action, they are going to be charge-sheeted or suspended.”
Through the go to, it was discovered that distributors are fearlessly working in parking tons and on the principle highway within the markets of Phases 7, 3B1, 3B2, 9, 10 and 11. Additionally, store house owners in all these markets have encroached upon the corridors, leaving no house for guests.
Below the Road Distributors Act, there are 993 distributors within the metropolis. Nonetheless, the variety of these really working within the markets is near 2,000 who may be seen promoting a wide range of merchandise, together with attire, footwear, jewelry and eatables, in market corridors and parking areas. In some markets, there isn’t any house to even stroll within the corridors.
The enforcement wing of MC has solely two automobiles together with a truck, a Bolero jeep, which caters to the whole metropolis.