Rajkot: About 1,000 square feet space was cleared of encroachment by the town planning (TP) department of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Sunday.
The demolition squad of the RMC’s TP department demolished 87 shops on Dena Bank Chowk, vegetable market, Lottery Bazaar and Para Bazaar in ward number 3 and 7 of the central zone of the RMC. That apart, 15 shops were razed on Palace Road.

“During the demolition drive, adequate security staff accompanied the RMC officials to deal with any law and order situation. The drive was carried out without any untoward incident,” said an RMC official.

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