En­croach­ments choke Ghu­mar Mandi

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent ludlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

Ghu­mar Mandi area of the city is chok­ing due to wrongly parked ve­hi­cles and makeshift en­croach­ments done by the shop­keep­ers on road­sides.

There are fre­quent traf­fic jams in the area due to the road­side makeshift en­croach­ments. The mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion au­thor­i­ties have failed to clear the area of en­croach­ments de­spite the fact that mdia has been high­light­ing the is­sue.

Not only com­muters are the re­ceiv­ing end, but pedes­tri­ans are the worst suf­fer­ers as they have to walk in the mid­dle of the road, thus mak­ing them vul­ner­a­ble to ac­ci­dents. the tehbazari wing of the MC was in­volved in “cor­rupt prac­tices and was not do­ing its work prop­erly”.

“The modus-operandi of the tehbazari wing of the MC is that be­fore tak­ing any ac­tion against the en­croach­ments they give prior in­ti­ma­tion to the en­croacher about their visit and be­fore tehbazari wing reaches the spot, the en­croach­ments are cleared. Af­ter the team leavers the area, the en­croach­ments sur­face again,” stated the mem­bers of the com­mit­tee in their let­ter.

MC com­mis­sioner Rakesh Ku­mar Verma had ear­lier told HT that the tehbazari wing lacked in­fra­struc­ture. He has also said that the MC would work­out a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion to deal with the prob­lem.

So much so that the mem­bers of the anti-en­croach­ment and mon­i­tor­ing com­mit­tee had re­cently writ­ten a let­ter to the prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, depart­ment of lo­cal gov­ern­ment, stat­ing that

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