Pune: PCMC’s Stringent Anti-Encroachment Drive Reclaims 4 Lakh Sq Ft of Public Spaces

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Pimpri, 18th January 2024: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has executed a decisive anti-encroachment operation in the B, D, and E zones, spanning from Wakad to Pimple Nilakh. The week-long initiative, extending from Jagtap Dairy Chowk to Bhujbal Chowk in the D zone, Ravet BRTS Road in the B zone, and Jai Ganesh Samrajya Chowk to Alankapuram Chowk in Moshi, successfully identified, demolished, and reclaimed over 4 lakh square feet of illegally occupied land. This marks a significant stride towards preserving the city’s structural integrity and eliminating encroachments from public spaces.


The anti-encroachment action not only focuses on freeing up crucial areas for community use but also acts as a deterrent against unauthorized occupation of public spaces. PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh emphasized the drive’s importance in maintaining the planned development of the city. With a growing population, he highlighted the necessity of keeping major roads free of obstructions and addressing citizen complaints regarding unauthorized sheds in various parts of the city.


During the operation, PCMC successfully tackled encroachment issues, ensuring major roads and roadsides were clear of unauthorized structures. The reclaimed spaces not only enhance the city’s aesthetic appeal but also contribute to functional safety by preventing potential accidents caused by obstructed roads. Additional Commissioner Pradip Jambhale-Patil affirmed the commitment to organized and sustainable growth, expressing the need for prompt action to safeguard citizens’ interests.


Jambhale-Patil announced similar aggressive anti-encroachment drives across other zonal offices in the coming months. This comprehensive approach underscores the municipality’s dedication to maintaining a clean and organized urban landscape for the benefit of its residents.