GDA carries out demolition drive against illegal constructions
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Tuesday carried out a massive demolition drive against illegal constructions in the city and destroyed several flats and shops built illegally in various parts of the district.
As per GDA officials, the demolition drive was undertaken against unauthorised construction which were built without getting a map approval with lack of construction quality.
"The authority has been working on razing illegal construction in the district which are also risking the life of people living in them. On Tuesday, the authority teams managed to bring down 6 illegal constructions which includes three flats and three shops built illegally at a plot in Duhai village behind HRIT college," said a senior GDA officer.
The officer further said that similar drives were also undertaken in other parts of the district in which the authority team along with police managed to bring down illegal constructions, while sealing few other buildings which were found weak or were constructed without getting a proper map approval.
Apart from this, the authority has also published a list of 321 illegal colonies on their website and have insisted people not to buy any flat or plot in these colonies.
"Any type of construction work on illegal or disputed land is not permissible and people should also not invest their lifetime savings into them. In order to make people aware of such colonies, the authority has issued a list of 321 colonies around the district on GDA's website," said Santosh Kumar Rai, secretary, GDA.