The anti encroachment drive being undertaken by the city corporation has now been suspended and would be commenced after the Assembly session, that is after December 20. The corporation has listed 746 cases of encroachments on roads, streets, lanes, footpaths and open sites. There are reportedly around 300 cases of encroachments of commercial complexes all over the city.
Encroachments were removed from Udyambag (Khanapur Road), and were removed after a request from the Public Works Department, which had planned to widen this road stretch.
Majorly the encroachments in the South assembly constituency have been removed except for some made by elected representatives who have been given time while others did not get time. In the North not many encroachments have been demolished.