The temporary shops and houses at Banjara Market of Gurugram which is popular for the affordable home decor and furniture items were demolished by local authorities on Tuesday.
Nearly 200 hutments spreaded across 8.5 acres in the market in Sector 56 were demolished by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).
The demolished land is a part of a total of 25 acres and these hutments were facing heat of demolition for quite a long as the local officers were regularly visiting the site since past one year.
A local official said that all the shopkeepers were given time to relocate and the action was taken after they ignored several notices to remove intrusions.
The 25-acre land plot where the market was operating is labelled for the construction of a college, a bus stand and group housing societies.
The HSVP officials stated that a part of the land has also been given to the Income Tax department for the construction of official accommodations.
The authority said that all intrusions on HSVP land will be cleared.