The enforcement cell of Noida Industrial Development Authority on Monday carried out an anti-encroachment drive against illegal shops with tin shades near a road juncture in sector 116, 117 and 122.
The authority demolished several shops of grocery items, vegetables and car mechanic which were running over several years.
According to officers of work circle 6 of Noida Industrial Development Authority, the shopkeepers occupied spaces besides the road juncture of the above sectors. It was causing inconvenience to pedestrians. They said that they had to take action against these shops as their numbers were increasing with each passing day.
Clearing the juncture will reduce theft and valuable snatching incidents from around the area. Recently, some miscreants on bike attempted to snatch a woman's handset but she fought with them and saved her phone. She pulled them down from the bike as they were trying to flee after snatching the handset from her. In another incident, car of a man was stolen when he got down to buy fruits from these shops.