Karimnagar: Karimnagar Mayor Y Sunil Rao on Saturday warned of imposing fines on traders who encroach on pavements to run their businesses.
As part of the save footpaths drive, the Mayor made surprise checks on footpaths from Geeta Bhavan to Ramnagar in the town on Saturday. Besides removing encroachments in Sircilla road, Sunil Rao educated traders against the illegal occupation of footpaths.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Rao said that footpaths were meant for pedestrians and advised traders to remove encroachments if anybody occupied them. Action would be taken on traders who encroach footpaths to run their businesses, by following Municipal Acts, he said.
Both town planning and sanitation staff would continue save footpaths’ drive. Besides removing occupations, fines would also be imposed on traders, who were encroaching the pavements. The Mayor instructed municipal officials to pay special attention to footpaths and save them by removing encroachments.
Earlier, Sunil Rao laid the foundation for various developmental works in 36 and 60th divisions. Mayor said developmental works have been delayed due to a shortfall of workers following the lockdown.
Informing that Rs 64 crore worth works were in progress, he said that another Rs 18 crore worth works would be started in the coming one week by completing the tendering process.
Every month, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been sanctioning Rs 2.50 crore to Karimnagar Municipal Corporation for the development of the town. Besides Pattana Pragathi work, other development works have also been taken up under different funds, he informed.
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