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Encroachments galore on banks of oldest natural drain in Faridabad

Bijendra Ahlawat

Press Reporter News Service

Faridabad, October 5

Budhiya Nullah, the oldest pure drain within the metropolis, is confronted with encroachments. The authorities involved are but to launch a drive towards the unlawful constructions which have allegedly come up in violation of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) in lots of elements of the town.

Revealing that a number of acres of land situated on the banks of the 25-km lengthy Budhiya Nullah has been encroached by land mafia over the previous few years, sources within the native civic administration declare that tons of of residential constructions have come up on the land that belongs to the Municipal Company.

Rising from the Aravalli hills within the Surajkund space, the drain passes underneath NH-19 to culminate within the Yamuna river. It’s claimed that the constructions have come up on either side of the banks of the drain at Sector 45, Greenfields Colony and Mewla Maharajpur village, all falling underneath the civic limits.

“Although the land of the drain is owned by the Faridabad Municipal Company, a number of acres of the land situated within the west aspect of the drain additionally comes underneath the PLPA, which prohibits building of any kind,” surroundings activist Vishnu Goel stated.

Plotting had additionally been carried out on a number of acres on the land belonging to a pure dam close to Anangpur village, which was additionally a forest land, he added.

“The nullah not solely drains out sewage waste but in addition saves the town from flooding through the wet season. The authorities involved ought to conduct a survey and take away the encroachments that threaten its existence,” AK Gaur, a resident, stated.

A bridge constructed on this drain, which has not been used, has additionally been declared as a heritage spot as a result of the truth that it got here up about 100 years in the past.

The Union Minister of state for Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar, who visited the bridge lately, has requested the authorities to take up a renovation undertaking.

“A demarcation of the world will likely be carried out shortly and motion will likely be taken towards the encroachments if any,” Rajkumar, District Forest Officer, Faridabad, stated.

Emerges from Aravallis, culminates in Yamuna

Rising from the Aravalli hills within the Surajkund space, the drain passes underneath NH-19 to culminate within the Yamuna river. It’s claimed that constructions have come up on either side of the banks of the drain at Sector 45, Greenfields Colony and Mewla Maharajpur village, all falling underneath the civic limits.

Conduct land survey

The nullah not solely drains out sewage waste but in addition saves the town from flooding through the wet season. The authorities involved ought to conduct a survey and take away the encroachments that threaten its existence. — AK Gaur, a resident

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