Administration demolishes religious encroachments in Doon
Friday, 23 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
The Dehradun district administration demolished all the remaining encroachments in the form of religious structures marked by the authorities in the city after the management of these bodies failed to remove them voluntarily by Wednesday. In the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, the district administration along with the team of Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) demolished several residential and commercial encroachments marked by the authorities in the provisional state capital. Before removing the encroachments of about 36 religious structures in the city that include several temples, portions of Gurdwaras, mosques, mazaars and some graveyards among others, the administration held a meeting with the management of such structures and gave them sufficient time for the removal of their encroachments on their own by Wednesday. Though many removed the illegal structures voluntarily, about 20 encroachments remained untouched till the due date. According to the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Gopal Ram Binwal, all the remaining religious encroachments marked in Dehradun city were removed on Thursday by the administration. Meanwhile, the administration had also given the time to the residents of the Tyagi Road area to voluntarily demolish their encroachments by Thursday. Informing about this, Binwal said that the authorities would have commenced the removal of the encroachments of the said area from Friday but since the locals of Tyagi Road has got stay orders from the court till October 27, the administration will take action as per the decision of the court.
The officials also informed that for the next few days, there would be no demolition of any marked encroachments in the city.