Anti-encroachment campaign creates traffic jam on FC Rd

Neha Basudkar
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Pune: Commuters and motorists had to suffer a lot due to a traffic jam on the busy Fergusson College Road following anti-encroachment drive organised by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday. The drive was carried out by the building permission department of the civic body on a stretch between Hotel Cafe Good Luck and Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk. 

The drive affected the vehicular traffic on the road and the motorists were stuck in a long traffic jam from 11 am to 5 pm.

Pune: Commuters and motorists had to suffer a lot due to a traffic jam on the busy Fergusson College Road following anti-encroachment drive organised by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday. The drive was carried out by the building permission department of the civic body on a stretch between Hotel Cafe Good Luck and Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk. 

The drive affected the vehicular traffic on the road and the motorists were stuck in a long traffic jam from 11 am to 5 pm.

During the demolition drive, a few stalls blocking the footpaths were removed to ensure smooth walking of pedestrians. Along with it, six water tanks of 1,000 litres  each belonging to Chaitanya Paratha and Marrakesh restaurant was knocked down.  

Taking action against an illegal extension of an office, some space was cleared belonging to Oswal Enterprises in Ambubai building at Dhyaneshwar Paduka Chowk. Also, a shed in the side margin area of Vaishali Hotel was pulled down.  Rupesh Wagh, Building Inspector of Building Permission Department, said, “A notice was issued to the persons concerned but the owners ignored them. 

“Hence, we had to break the extension made by them.”
“We conduct such anti-encroachment drives twice a week and few more are planned in the coming days.  There were complaints made by the residents and hence, the water tank was removed. The illegal encroachment has been razed on FC Road.” Wagh added.
 

Related News