LAHORE: At least 21 shops have been razed on Saturday in a grand anti-encroachment operation carried out by the Pakistan Railways administration near Mughalpura Station in Lahore, ARYNews reported.
The Railways administration said the operation was carried out at an auto market near Mughalpura Phatak. It said the shops razed during the operation were spread over 21 marla land.
The administration said the commercial land was worth more than Rs47 million.
On April 13, the anti-encroachment team of the district east administration had razed more than 100 encroachments on Tariq Road.
Encroachments including clay ovens, cabins and makeshift stalls were removed from footpaths using heavy machinery.
The operation was carried out in line with the Supreme Court orders.
Teams of the Sui Southern Gas Company, K-Electric and police were also involved in the anti-encroachment operation.
On March 28, the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) had demolished illegal constructions to retrieve public land allocated for parks during an operation conducted in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi.
Encroachments were removed from ST-2 and ST-3 strips located in Block 13 of densely populated Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, said KDA officials.
The officials had said that illegal constructions were razed through heavy machinery during the latest operation.
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