Coimbatore Corporation officials on Wednesday removed encroachment in Subbathal Layout, Rathinapuri.

According to sources, officials from the Town Planning wing in the Central Zone carried out the operation under the supervision of Town Planning Officer A. Varadharajan.

The sources said that the Corporation demolished a compound and bathroom after the structure was found encroaching upon the road and drainage space at a crucial ‘L’ junction in the area. The encroachment measuring one-and-half cents had also delayed the completion of the storm water drain work in the area as the contractor could not proceed digging the place.

After complaints and representations to the senior officials, who inspected the spot, the Town Planning wing officials demolished the compound and the bathroom, making available nearly 15 feet road and drainage space.

They said that the encroached structures had left behind only six to eight feet of the 23-foot wide road.

Soon after the officials completed the eviction drive, the contractor in-charge of constructing the storm water drain started work.

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