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Adyar River Encroachment Removal Resumes in Anakaputhur

The Water Resources Department has resumed its efforts to clear encroachments along the Adyar River in Anakaputhur, Chennai. So far, 26 encroachments have been identified, and nine families have been relocated to Annai Anjugam Nagar as part of the restoration project under the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust.

This initiative aims to restore the river’s width to its original level and improve its flood-carrying capacity. Notices were served to occupants of 400 structures in Thai Mookambigai Nagar, Dobikana Street, and Shanthi Nagar, but the eviction process was delayed due to legal issues.

After clearing the encroachments, the river’s width in Anakaputhur will increase by 50 meters, potentially allowing for the installation of modular sewage treatment plants and other developments such as fencing, recreational facilities, and riverfront improvements.