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encroach

v. to build a structure which is in whole or in part across the property line of another's real property. This may occur due to incorrect surveys, guesses or miscalculations by builders and/or owners when erecting a building. The solutions vary from giving the encroaching party an easement or lease (for a price, usually) for the lifetime of the building, or if the structure is small, actually moving it onto the owner's own property. (See: encroachment)

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As many as 28 departments of the JPMC, its surgical building, administrative block; doctors and staff colony are spread over 50 acres land while the reaming 20 acres of the hospital land is occupied by the encroachers. The hospital administration wants its land vacated to expand the healthcare facility to cater the increasing number of patients but it is facing a strong resistance from the encroachers.
According to an RMC spokesman, the staff on the directives of Rawalpindi's mayor conducted raids in various city areas to remove encroachments under the supervision of area magistrate Ahmed Hassan and MC Chief Officer Khalid Javed Goraya.The teams visited Raja Bazar, Mochi Bazar, Urdu Bazar, Sarafa Bazar, Bara Bazar and the adjoining roads from where they confiscated goods of nearly 45 encroachers while fines were also imposed on the spot on the shopkeepers found indulged in encroachments.
Chandasekharan said the steps being taken by revenue department officials in Munnar were appropriate measures to evict the encroachers.
The teams visited Raja Bazar, Mochi Bazar, Urdu Bazar, Sarafa Bazar, Bara Bazar and the adjoining roads and confiscated goods of nearly 45 encroachers while fines were also imposed on the spot on the shopkeepers found indulged in encroachments.
The committee decided to conduct the inquiry against both the encroachers and the Pakistan post posted officers also.
A survey of Lyari shows that encroachers have occupied footpaths around schools and hospitals in residential area by using open space for parking and establish roadside workshops.
Venkataraman had taken a strong position against all encroachers, and some of his decisions embarrassed the government when it was revealed that some of the ruling coalition's supporters were also among the alleged encroachers.
State authorities are approached for removal of encroachers.
They said the encroachers were initially warned but some of them didn't budge, forcing LAWDA to step in.
The encroachers were evicted after the state won a lawsuit in a property court, he said, adding that about 45,000 acres of land were yet to be reclaimed.
The LCCI President also expressed his grave concern over the inaction of concerned departments against the encroachers and qabza groups despite clear orders by the Provincial Ombudsman and repeated requests to Parks and Horticulture Authority by the area businessmen.
The clashes erupted in Kailali district, 700 kilometers west of Kathmandu, after police burned some 500 huts of encroachers who had illegally settled in a forest by felling trees.