The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to remove encroachments and unauthorised constructions in shops on Qutab Road.

According to the civic body, these shops were transferred by the Land and Development Office a few decades ago and over a period of time shopkeepers encroached on public land and carried out unauthorised constructions.

According to MCD Standing Committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal, a number of shopkeepers have encroached upon government land and all such encroachments would be removed on priority. The action would be followed by removal of shopkeepers who have been provided alternative sites at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar but still continue to occupy shops on Qutab Road, he added.

Mr. Singhal inspected Qutab Road along with area councillor Praveen Jain and Deputy Commissioner (SP Zone) Renu Jagdev and other senior officials earlier this week.

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