Encroachers rule Gawalmandi, Saddar areas

Rawalpindi—The encroachments in several cantonment areas including Gawalmandi and Saddar are on the rise as authorities of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) are unable to remove them which are getting out of control.
Encroachments in different areas of RCB including Saddar Bazaar, Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Chungi No 22, Dhoke Syedan Chowk and other areas have become one of the big problems not only for motorists, but also for the residents of these areas, while the concerned authorities are taking no action. One can observe the traffic jams in many cantonment areas just because of the encroachments.
Residents told APP that encroachment is the main reason behind traffic jams, as the encroachers have occupied almost half of the road. Not only the motorists, but the pedestrians are also facing lots of problems because of the encroachments. “The concerned authorities should play their effective role to remove these encroachers from the roads for smooth flow of traffic,” they urged.
Majid, a resident of Gawalmandi said that one could see the traffic mess in our area and this is only because of the owners of motor workshops have occupied both sides of the road and left no space for pedestrians that causes worst traffic jams. Faisal, another resident said, this is the responsibility of the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board to take action against such encroachers. The residents of Cantt areas are facing great difficulties due to roadside auto workshops in the many areas like Gawalmandi, Aahata Mithu Khan, Adamjee Road, Rata Road and Transit Camp. These workshops have encroached upon most of the footpaths.—APP

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