Encroachments choke Ghumar Mandi
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