Officials of the Tiruchi Corporation took up an encroachment eviction drive in the city’s main commercial areas of Singarathope, Big Bazaar Street and NSB Road on Thursday.

The drive focussed mainly on temporary structures put up by various shop keepers, obstructing road traffic and pedestrian movement, along the roads.

Though a few shopkeepers raised objections, the drive was carried out peacefully under tight police security.

B. Rangarajan, Corporation Assistant Commissioner, Srirangam, supervised the operation.