Encroachments on TG Halli catchment area cleared

The district administration on Friday demolished illegal structures that had come up in the catchment area of Tippagondanahalli reservoir near Tavarekere and recovered 4.5 acre of government land valued at Rs 32 crore.

Earthmovers, trucks, construction material and other equipment were seized during the operation.

Officials said that several warnings issued to land grabbers were not heeded compelling the authorities to initiate action. When the eviction drive began, plot owners claimed that they were awaiting a stay order from a court.

Bangalore South Tahsildar B R Dayananda waited till afternoon for the stay order before going ahead with the demolition drive.

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