Hawkers are another problem outside the station. They have encroached upon every inch of the footpaths on both the east and the west side of the station. During peak hours, they also put up stalls on roads and station premises, leaving hardly any space for people to walk on. As a result, commuters have no option but to walk on the road and obstruct traffic. During the festive season and weekends, the number of people goes up, worsening the situation.