Deputy Commissioner and Administrator of the Belgaum City Corporation V. Anbukkumar has said that a drive will be launched to remove encroachments in the basements of residential and commercial complexes here.

The BCC would also take steps to prevent haphazard parking of vehicles on the roadsides, which inconvenienced the public. Educational institutions too would be advised to provide proper parking facility for the vehicle of their staff and students, he said.

The Deputy Commissioner, who spoke to presspersons after a meeting with BCC officials here on Tuesday, said the BCC officials were preparing the annual budget for 2012-13.

The names of top 50 individuals/ institutions who had defaulted in payment of property tax would be made public, he said.

Roads and footpaths had been encroached upon in different parts of the city. Though the BCC had removed some illegal small shops and kiosks, it had not touched bigger and influential law-breakers. For almost a km, the footpath on the main road of TV Centre was encroached upon by the residents.

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