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NHAI to issue fresh notices to shops

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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will issue fresh notices after Deepavali to eight or nine shops at Karumathampatti that have encroached the poramboke land.

An official of the NHAI said the buildings on 35 cents of land at Karumathampatti should be removed so that a bus terminus can be constructed there. The NHAI had issued notices earlier. This will be the second notice.

Recently, the High Court ordered the Revenue Department to examine if pattas can be given to the occupiers of the land. The Revenue Department took the views of the NHAI, which has opposed giving pattas.

There is already a demand from the public that the encroachments be removed and bus terminus constructed on either side of the road to reduce accidents.

Hence, the NHAI will issue notices to the shops, remove the encroachments, and construct bus terminus on either side.

There is a provision in the existing contract to build the terminus. It was not done when the Chengapalli - Neelmabur road was developed because of the lack of space. Now, it will be constructed, the official said.

At present, buses stop at the junction. If there is a bus terminus, there will be space on the road for other vehicles and it will reduce accidents, the official said. Land will be identified on the other side of the road too to construct the terminus, the official added.

The District Collector has given his approval for the notices and the commercial establishments will have one week time to vacate the land.

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