Anti-encroachment drive: Authorities clear 18 points on Murree Road

These included road-side eateries, malls and shops

Our Correspondent February 11, 2017
Correspondingly, traffic from Kashmir Chowk to Serena Hotel would be closed, while traffic going towards Murree could use the one-way road from the Club Road U-turn to Korianwala Chowk. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIR/EXPRESS

ABBOTTABAD: As part of the process to widen the Murree Road, the Abbottabad district administration and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa highway authority on Saturday removed around 18 encroachments from state land along the road.  Equipped with heavy machinery, the Abbottabad Assistant Commissioner Ruman Burhana, local police, and anti-encroachment squads of K-P Highway and TMA, razed down the extended concrete portions of 18 different structures. These included road-side eateries, malls and shops. Government’s revenue officials claimed that land measuring between four to 10 feet had been encroached from Jhugiyan to Nawanshehr Road.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2017.

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