The drive was launched following widespread complaints from the public

Erode Corporation along with revenue department has launched a drive to remove the encroachments that are eating into road space and government lands at Surampatty area of Erode town on Thursday.

The drive was launched following widespread complaints from the public that the encroachments that flank inner roads of led to traffic congestion.

Residents said that many business establishments occupied the edges of the roads and government lands. A few establishments had even constructed concrete structures on the State Highways and Erode Corporation lands to extend their business area. A textile processing unit had constructed a wall and other structures by occupying the government land in Sangu Nagar.

As complaints started to pour in from the public, the civic administration instructed the officials to launch a drive to remove these encroachments.

A team of officials from the civic body and the revenue department along with police personnel visited the inner roads at Surampatty area and cleared the encroachments. The personnel removed unauthorised structures and display materials put up on the roads.

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