11 residences near Valankulam were demolished.

11 houses were the last of 1,550 encroachments on the northern bund of the lake . The houses were not deemed encroachments due to ambiguity over the lakes boundary .

Coimbatore, India (via Wikipedia) : The city corporation demolished 11 houses on Monday after encroaching on the Valankulam lake.The 11 houses were the last of 1,550 encroachments on the northern bund of the lake, and the municipality completes the campaign to remove encroachments on this stretch of the lake.Assistant town planning officer A Babu supervised the demolition process and the buildings were moved in less than an hour.Valankulam was one of the lakes in the city that were selected for redevelopment under the smart city initiative.

The 11 houses were not deemed encroachments due to ambiguity over the lake's boundary.The lakes boundary was marked in a recent land survey, and the 11 houses were discovered to be encroaching the lake.The corporation soon sent notices to encroachers.It also called the Tamil Nadu urban habitat development board and requested that alternative arrangements be made for the families living in the buildings.

According to a source, the smart city initiative was delayed due to delays in clearing the encroachments.The construction process will begin shortly after the removal of obstacles.Around the lake, landscaping will be carried out, and a compound wall will also be constructed.