Illegal construction along highway in Mandi stopped

Mandi, July 28

The Mandi Municipal Corporation on Sunday stopped the illegal construction of a building along the national highway in Mandi district. The MC authority had received a complaint that a person was constructing a building along the national highway illegally near Jhamad Baag on the Mandi-Kullu highway.

The HP High Court has already directed the state government to ensure that all encroachments along highways are removed within three months. The HC directed the state to file the compliance report by October 25.

After receiving the complaint, Commissioner of MC and Additional District Magistrate, Mandi, Rajiv Kumar sent an MC team along with the police for spot investigation in Jhamad Baag. During the investigation, it was found that the person concerned was encroaching on the highway land while constructing the building.

The MC team stopped the construction with immediate effect and confiscated the construction material too.

Meanwhile, MC Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said, “We got a complaint about the illegal construction along the highway in the area, on which the action was taken against the person by the MC.” — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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