Encroachment not removed from the banks of Kaliasot river

  • Report to be submitted to NGT on 15th
  • Danger of demolition of houses looms over the residents of Kolar area
  • MLA Rameshwar Sharma appeals for justice

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Demolition notices have been issued by the Corporation to the houses built in more than a dozen colonies of Kolar area of Bhopal, terming them illegal. BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma has written a letter to the Collector and Corporation Commissioner in this regard, demanding reconsideration of the notice.

According to the information, the deadline to remove illegal encroachment within a radius of 33 meters from both the banks of the 36 km long Kaliasot river ended on Sunday. Meanwhile, the work of marking and demarcation of the district administration and municipal corporation has not been completed yet. At present, reports of all the marking and demarcation places are being collected. Whose work will be completed by January 2. However, at some places the Municipal Corporation has issued notices on construction of unauthorized and illegal houses. According to the information, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued orders to take action against those building unauthorized houses within a radius of 33 meters from both the banks of the Kaliasot river. This action has to be taken by the district administration and the municipal corporation. The district administration has to take action against illegal encroachment on government land and the municipal corporation has to take action against unauthorized construction on private land. The Municipal Corporation is taking action to issue notices in Sagar Premium Tower, Ultimate Campus, Bhumika Residency, Signature, Sarvadharma, Mandakini Colony, Shirdi Pooram, Amarnath Colony. Let us tell you that in the area located in the city of 36 km of Kaliasot river, the colonizer made big constructions and sold them to the general public.

NGT has given this order – This case is going on in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) since 2014. NGT had ordered in August 2023 to mark and demarcate within a radius of 33 meters from both banks of the river in two months.

MLA’s letter to the Collector for reconsideration

Notices have been issued to demolish the construction within 33 meters of the river bank. Now on this issue, MLA Rameshwar Sharma has demanded not to take action on humanitarian grounds. He has asked to reconsider the order on humanitarian grounds. Referring to the colonies covered under unauthorized construction, he has written that here people have spent their entire life’s savings and bought houses. The notice to demolish them should be reconsidered.

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