No end to road side encroachments in Mohali
Mohali: Residents of Mohali raises a question does the concerned officials really have any concrete policy against roadside encroachments in the city?
Unfortunately, with the present situation of roads in Mohali it seems concerned officials have no such plan so far, as a result illegal grabbing/ encroachment of roadside is continuing unabated in almost every part of Mohali.
Residents stated without carrying out a massive anti-encroachment drive, the Mohali Municipal Corporation would have no meaning at all.
Despite the fact that the Mohali Municipal Corporation has constructed pathways for the convenience of pedestrians, a majority of them have been encroached by the street vendors, no checks have been conducted to restrict such vendors from illegally occupying the footpaths stated residents.
Residents also add that the number of street vendors occupying the pavement had increased significantly in recent months.
A senior citizen added encroachments are so massive in the evening that pedestrians are forced to step on the road. “Although the encroachments are comparatively less in the morning, it still causes more inconvenience to the early morning walkers. Some vendors set up food stalls with plastic sheets tied to serve as a shelter during evenings.
With many public spots located in the area, traffic snarls are a common sight. Main Phases dividing roads witnesses a lot of traffic throughout the day and it is unsafe to walk on the roads, but there is no other way.
Residents complain that the illegal hawkers selling items on footpaths are causing traffic congestion as people randomly park their vehicles on the road to purchase fruits and vegetables from these vendors. The vehicles parked on the road occupy the space meant for vehicles to commute.
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