Jamshedpur: The district administration has decided to conduct weekly monitoring of commercial hubs at Sakchi and Bistupur to inspect illegal extension and encroachment by shopkeepers.
About one lakh people use to visit Sakchi market every day. Most of the people tend to come to the market by riding two-wheelers or two-wheelers. But due to lack of adequate parking space outside the marketplace, many of them have to come to the market by riding their vehicles.
Dhalbhum sud-divisional officer, Chandan Kumar said that they will soon start a drive to remove the foot-path vendors from Sakchi market and ensure that the people may not have to suffer while entering into the marketplace even by riding vehicles.
The SDO further said that they would be conducting weekly monitoring of the commercial hubs along with JNAC officials and local police officials to stop recurrence of encroachment.
According to district administration officials the police have been asked to keep an eye in the Jugsalai area for, it is the most vulnerable zone as far illegal transaction of fire crackers are concerned.
“Jugsalai for years has been the center for dubious dealings of fire crackers and by rough estimates transaction worth crores of rupees takes place every year in the that particular pocket,” informed a senior vigilance official.
Taking lesson from the past incidents the district administration is likely to constitute a team of the administrative and police officials who will make surprise visit to the market to get hold of the shops selling fire crackers illegally, if any.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar said that the administration will work out to remove encroachment by vendors and retailers in market areas.
Incidentally, Sakchi market was cleared of encroachment after several days of efforts on the part of district administration last year. Meanwhile, around 30 shops were fined at Sakchi by the JNAC official.
Traffic police said that pavements in both Sakchi and Bistupur were freed of vendors during the four-hour long exercise which began from 10 am at Sakchi and ended at Bistupur.
With city roads squeezing day by day due to encroachments, the district administration launched launch anti-encroachment drive. “We want to streamline the traffic movement in the city. We are taking initiatives to vacate the illegal constructions so that the vehicles can move easily,” said an officer of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee.