Rawalpindi-The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board issued notices to as many as 123 property owners for illegal construction while 17 structures erected illegally were demolished, the RCB spokesman Qaiser Mahmood said.

The spokesman said that several raids on directives of Cantonment Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Saima Shah were conducted by RCB building control department teams during the last 40 days and owners of the buildings and structures constructed illegally were issued notices.

The staff conducted raids in several areas including Dhok Gujaran, Bhatta Chowk, Misrial Road, Quaid-e-Azam Colony, Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Dhoke Chaudharian, Afshan Colony, Peshawar Road and other areas and the building rules violators were served notices as RCB administration was taking action in accordance with the law against illegal constructions in Cantonment areas.

He said that 17 structures erected illegally were demolished as the owners of the properties did not get prior approval and violated the rules.

The spokesman said that the ongoing operation against illegal constructions in RCB areas had been accelerated on the special instruction of the CEO. To a question, he said that over 78 building plans were approved during the period.

The spokesman said that after solid steps taken in this regard, the revenue generation had also been increased as now the citizens were submitting their building plans to get formal approval. The citizens should not violate the rules else stern action would be taken against the violators and no relaxation would be given to anyone, he warned.