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  • Prime state land retrieved

RAJOURI:  District Administration conducted an anti-encroachment drive in Koteranka town to retrieve land for widening of road and decongestion of rotaries for better traffic movement and convenience of public. The drive was conducted by Addl DC Koteranka Shafiq Ahmed along with Tehsildar Mohd Rafiq Choudhary, SHO Koteranka and police assistance under supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri. It was 4th major operation by the authorities in last three months aimed at widening of roads and de-congestion of traffic as well as safeguarding prime Government property.


The drive lasted for 4 hours and minor resistance faced by the team was tackled amicably. A total number of 12 structures were demolished during the drive. These included 3 shops fully, 6 shops partially, 2 Government buildings and 1 other structure dismantled. Land valuing Rs 3-4 Crore was retrieved during the operation. Meanwhile, a number of notices have been issued at several other places and process has been started for identification of land required to be retrieved for development of public amenities.


Further, District Administration has already initiated a number of developmental works for re-development of towns by retrieving the land required for such developmental projects. It is pertinent to mention here that people in Rajouri have unanimously extended support to the re-development plan and voluntarily offered to vacate the spaces so required. The administration has also appealed people in Koteranka and Sunderbani for similar cooperation for better public services and infrastructure.