Demolition Drive in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, 11th April, 2016: On the orders of Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner cum Estate officer, U.T. Chandigarh a demolition drive was conducted today in village Dhanas to remove the illegal religious structures existing on the government land which have been pending for a long time. The drive was carried out under the supervision of Sh. Prince Dhawan, IAS, SDM (C) and Sh. Amit Talwar, PCS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, U.T. Chandigarh. Time and again the administration has given notices for removal of such pending structures but it went unheard, resulting to the drive. The structures which were illegally made on the public parks surrounding Dhanas mainly in the residential area were removed. As a precautionary measure, help from more than 300 police persons was taken for the drive. During the Demolition drive two Two Mandirs, One Church, One Masjid, One Madarasa; and Other minor unauthorised structures were removed.