The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning a huge push to eradicate encroachment on the banks of the Nagriver, Pili, and Pohra rivers.
Encroachments near nullahs have also been directed to be removed by the Enforcement Squad. A time-bound programme has also been established at the zonal level to remove unauthorised structures, unlawful slums, and livestock.
Additional In a meeting, Municipal Commissioner Ram Joshi urged all officers to take prompt action in accordance with the High Court’s judgement.
Superintendent Engineer Manoj Talewar, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Patil, Executive Engineer Avinash Barhate, Shweta Banerjee, Anil Gedam, Girish Wasnik, Rajesh Dufare, Anil Gedam, Legal Officer Venkatesh Kaple, Suraj Paroche, and Shrikant Vaidya of the Market Department were in attendance at the meeting.
The High Court had taken notice of an encroachment report in the press and turned it into a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the pollution and restoration of the Nag River.
Unauthorized structures, slums, and cow barns have encroached on the river’s banks and nullah, obstructing the river’s flow.
Garbage coming from other nullahs has narrowed the riverbed and obstructed the flow of water in the river.This problem causes flooding during monsoon.