28 acres Lendi Talao shrinks to 4 acres, move to raze encroachments

Nagpur: Lendi Talao which once upon a time was spread in 28 acres has now shrunk to just 4 acres. The alert citizens of this area met the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that the Lendi Tank which in the Central Nagpur be revived. About 3/4 area has been encroached and now just 1/4 is remaining. On the instructions of CM the collector’s office became active and took up the work of measuring the actual land of the tank. Soon the illegal structures will be removed if no spokes are put in this work.

The original Lendi tank was in 28 acres but right from the middle a permanent tar road passes. In the last one and a half decade the tank has been levelled and besides this, thousands of permanent houses and temporary shanties have come up near the lake. The lake has remained in just 4 to 5 acres and there is no straight road to reach up to it.

It may be mentioned that alert citizens had been struggling to revive the Lendi tank since long, finally this time they succeeded. The Chief Minister recently had called for the meeting of NMC officials, Collector and all party leaders to clear 22 pending works. In this meeting the ruling party members raised the issue of reviving Lendi tank. Taking a serious note of it the chief minister gave orders to collector for reviving the Lendi Tank. The district administration immediately started the survey of the tank and it also served notice to the residents for measurement of land.

Soon the illegal structures will be razed if there is no pressure on district administration from anywhere.

It may be mentioned that the local citizens here are shaken with the decision and as per their so called leaders’ demand 72 houses in SRA scheme situated in Wanjara have been marked for the encroachers. As soon as the papers of 33 people are signed they will be allotted houses. Similarly there is a demand for including encroachers who have constructed houses before 2009. This move of allotting houses is also being seen as an indirect demand for vote.