The Haridwar district administration in Uttarakhand brought out bulldozers on Wednesday to carry out an anti-encroachment drive in the city, removing unlawful encroachments from Upper Road. On Wednesday, the municipal magistrate noted that they had already made statements about the anti-encroachment drive and had removed the illegal encroachment from Upper Road.

“Upper Road is a part of PWD road. I had directed officers to first identify the illegal encroachment in the area and after the identification, mark that area. After these, we made announcements for three days (about the drive). And now, along with several departments like PWD, Jal Nigam, Nagar Nigam and other officials, we are here to remove the encroachments,”Haridwar City Magistrate Awadhesh Kumar informed on Wednesday.