The special team formed by VUDA Vice- Chairman N. Yuvaraj to curb the menace of unauthorised layouts in Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region, has conducted raids on 10 unauthorised layouts in Kothavalasa mandal.

The team with Deputy Director of PCPIR V. Ramkumar and Junior Planning Officer D.V. Ramana and supporting staff with special powers identified the layouts in Musiram and Ramalingapuram villages and confirmed them as unauthorised after verification of records under the supervision of Chief Urban Planner R.J. Vidyullatha. Layouts developed by Sanapala Polinaidu in an extent of 1.55 acres in Survey Nos 182/6, 182/8 and 187/2 of Musiram and 2.68 acres in Ramalingapuram; another in 12.45 acres (S Nos 207, 208, 209, 210) by Datla Sambasiva Venkata Narasimha Raju at Musiram; in 3.18 acres (S No 174) by Sirigudi Raju; in 2.23 acres (S Nos 161/p, 176/p) by Tedlapu Ramana; in 1.01 acres (S Nos 71/1, 74/27) by Ayyagari Upendra Srinivas; in 3.82 acres ( S Nos 21/25, 32/35/ 37/38, 40/52 and 58) by Tammineni Taviti Naidu; another layout of Chandana Infrastructural in huge extent of 25 acres (S Nos. 53/p, 54/p, 55/p and 56/p) by Jerripothula Panibharan Rao; and by Lokeswara Rao in 4.72 acres ( S No 180/p and 181/p).

Two more layouts in the name of Bangarubhoomi by seven private individuals in 1.50 acres in S No 43/7, 43/6, 23/5, 23/6, 25/13, 25/14 and another by Sanapala Polinaidu in 2.68 acres in adjoining area of Ramalingapuram village were also found to be unauthorised. The team headed by V Ramkumar conducted raids on these unauthorised layouts along with the concerned panchayat secretaries and staff and removed the stones showing plotting and boundaries of layouts. Roads developed irregularly were also disturbed. Notices were issued to the owners of the layouts. General public may forward complaints on unauthorised layouts by email to or for initiating stringent action.

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