Anti-encroachment drive will begin from the next month in Cantonment Board of Aurangabad (CBA). CBA chief executive officer Vidyadhar Pawar said, "According to a survey, it has been found that 5.15 acres of land located in the civil area of Cantonment Board is encroached upon. The board has passed a resolution to remove the encroachments at the earliest. We have issued a tender for selecting an outside agency to implement the drive." According to Pawar, CBA has been preparing notices to send them to land owners with illegal encroachments. These structures will be demolished after completing all formalities. According to the survey, a major area of encroachment exists in Christ Nagar and Laxmi Colony. The first phase will begin from Christ Nagar.
"Police will be involved with us while carrying on this encroachment drive. The lands department of CBA has not furnished the list of actual illegal, encroached properties," he added.
CEO Pawar said, "We will increase vigilance, fence the vacant areas, lodge complaints against offenders and follow Cantonment Act 2006 to prevent recurrence of encroachments."