Avas Vikas Parishad is waiting for sufficient manpower resources to carry out a drive against illegal constructions and illegal commercial establishments across Vasundhara, said Suprintending Engineer, Narsingh Prasad last Saturday. According to Prasad he has spoken to DM about this as the Parishad is also receiving several complaints through the IGRS portal about major illegalities that are affecting peoples’ lives.

However, illegal constructions in several Vasundhara sectors are continuing as some local politicians put their weight behind such illegalities due to their own vested interests. But, Avas Vikas officials admitted that although despite any pressure they might face they are bound to go by the rule book in case of any violation. This is particularly so when complaints from several quarters are received asking the officials to act against illegal constructions along arterial and internal roads.

One senior official also pointed out that in many cases power corporation and Nagar Nigam treat the illegal shops as commercial enterprises when it comes to billing or tax, thereby helping these illegalities to gain a bit of legitimacy. However, the SE pointed out that acting against such persons is Avas Vikas’ priority.

Prasoon Pant, delhincrnews.in

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