After various road widening projects and marking, on Monday evening corporation officials made markings at Ramdev Galli.
The road is planned to be widened to 45 feet and in most cases shops will lose about 5-8 feet of space.
The marking was done by taking the current gutter as the point of measurement and marking was done in all the shops.
Most of the shop owners said it is good to do widening but only after sufficient compensation is paid.
It may be recalled that in the past week there has been an anti encroachment drive in the city and under it even the road widening markings were done at various places.
Girish Potdar said “The Supreme Court in April 2012 said property owners should be paid highest market value for land acquisition and not the registration value of the same area as land value is deliberately kept low to pay less registration fee for the sale deed. The court gave this direction in a case pertaining to the erstwhile ruler of Faridkot state. The court asked the Punjab government to consider the bona fide sale deeds in the area proximate to the date of notification of land acquisition.”