TMC clears illegal shops to free road of chaos

Residents hail civic bodys act; KRV activists protest

Law and order: Malur Town Municipal Council personnel bring down unlawfully  constructed buildings on the main road using earthmovers on Tuesday. DH photo

The drive was aimed to make traffic chaos-free. The congested town main road had witnessed many accidents. Repeated pleas by the public to make the road free of congestion had not yielded any results, thanks to political pressure in the locality.

Congested roads

Recently, the civic body divided the Hosur Main Road, Kolar Main Road and Hoskote Main Road and installed electricity poles. However, encroachment by street vendors and other business establishments had reduced the road very congested.

Observing it, the civic body discussed the issue with the public representatives. A delegation of politicians and TMC members had recently met Deputy Commissioner and sought permission to demolish illegal buildings.

Following this, the TMC officials brought down the illegal buildings and shops with the help of JCB machines.

Circle Inspector G Keshavmurthy and sub-inspector C S Shivaswami provided security to the drive.

People hail

The residents here have appreciated the TMC’s Tuesday act. With the growing population, the town needed a chaos-free traffic and finally, the civic body has understood the people’s plight, said a resident here.

A few residents here also sought to widen the road to help pedestrians.

KRV protests

Condemning the TMC’s drive, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike activists protested in front of the TMC building. Vedike president S Prakash and JD(S) leader K S Manjunath Gowda were present.

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