ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration jointly carried out a gigantic operation against illegal encroachments on the right of way of G.T Road and demolished several buildings, shops, boundary walls and illegal constructions from the vicinity and retrieved state land from the illegal occupants.
CDA Director Enforcement Faheem Badshah, ICT Assistant Commissioner Saad Bin Asad and other officers of ICT participated in the operation, along with relevant staff of National Highways Authority, officers of Land and Rehabilitation Directorate and ICT Revenue Department.
While a heavy contingent of police was deployed and in order to manage any unpleasant situation, back up rangers were also deployed during the operation. Furthermore, heavy machinery of MPO Directorate was utilised during the operation.
During the operation, illegal encroachments on the right of way of G.T. Road, from Tarnol Phatak towards Peshawar were completely demolished and state land was retrieved from the illegal occupants.
During the operation, 100 illegal shops, eight rooms, two hotels, 16 sheds, six kiosks, six stairs, 12 washrooms and 25 boundary walls on state land were completely demolished.
It is pertinent to mention here that operation was conducted after the demarcation carried out by the Revenue Staff of CDA, ICT and NHA. During the operation which was initiated on Sunday against the illegal encroachments on the right of way of GT Road and CDA is gradually speeding up the anti-encroachment drive and expending its domain.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2019.