Punjab

Encroachments galore in Nurmahal as civic body fail to act against violators

Dilbag Singh | February 17, 2020 03:01 PM

 

 NURMAHAL Encroachments on space meant for pedestrians by vendors and shopkeepers had become a routine in Nurmahal town as the nagar council authorities have failed to act against the violators.

Berms of the road stretch from old bus stand chowk to Talwan chowk and Nakodar road have gradually been encroached upon. Sweatshop owners and vegetable and fruit sellers have encroached upon the space meant for pedestrians in front of the nagar council office.

Shopkeepers display their wares in front of their shops, leaving little space for the people to walk. Traders selling building materials have blatantly placed hardware in front of their shops. Some shopkeepers even use parts of the road to display their goods.

Locals say the failure of the nagar council to initiate action for the removal of encroachment on the stretch to  Talwan Chowk road and Nakodar road is encouraging other shopkeepers to encroach upon the other roads.

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