VIDEO: Over 7,000 bachelors evicted from family neighbourhoods in Sharjah - GulfToday

VIDEO: Over 7,000 bachelors evicted from family neighbourhoods in Sharjah


Police escort bachelors out of a residential compound in Sharjah.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Sharjah City Municipality has successfully evicted over 7,000 bachelors from family neighbourhoods in a widespread campaign.

The municipality continued its campaign to evict bachelors from areas designated for families. The ongoing campaigns come in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

The Sharjah City Municipality Director General Thabit Al-Turaifi accompanied by other civil officials and representatives of  Sharjah Police, Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority participated in the inspection visits that targeted Al Jazat and Maysalon areas.

sharjah-raid-1 Officials discuss the eviction operation.

Al-Turaifi said that the municipality had organized more than 1,915 inspection campaigns on violating accommodations. The inspection team caught several violations, such as unapproved engineering divisions and electrical connections, hygienic and safety issues, and inappropriate ventilation. Some residential units were converted into garages and stores.

However, the campaigns resulted in the evacuation of more than 7,000 violators, and will continue to cover all areas of the city and evacuate the violators from the neighborhoods.

sharjah-raid-3 A security team gears up for the operation.

The campaign was launched in September when a complaint filed through the "Direct Line" programme broadcast by Sharjah TV and Radio about a large number of workers and bachelors living in Al Qadisiyah area, which causes disturbance to the families in the area.

One caller from that area said, during a telephone conversation, “There are a large number of workers living in the neighbourhood in the Qadisiyah area, which is designated for families, however workers spread among the buildings and dwellings, in a way that poses a threat to the families residing in there."

She added, “There are people who unlawfully rent to bachelors and workers, behind the knowledge of the municipality in Qadsiyah and in other areas as well.”

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