Kiosks removed from busy Amritsar roads ahead of festive season

Anti-encroachment drive aims at ensuring hassle-free vehicular movement

Kiosks removed from busy Amritsar roads ahead of festive season

Officials during an anti-encroachment drive in Amritsar on Saturday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 24

In the wake of the festival season, the estate office of Municipal Corporation and Traffic Police conducted an anti-encroachment drive at Mall Road, Court Road, Link Road, Guru Nanak Market and the road opposite railway station here today. A large number of vends were seized and removed from these roads during the joint operation.

A team of the estate wing, including inspectors Raj Kumar, Surinder Sharma, Dawinder Bhatti, Rajesh Kumar, Manoj Kumar and traffic police personnel visited these areas and seized the goods.

Estate officer Sushant Bahtia said: “We got directions from Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and MC Commissioner Komal Mittal to remove the encroachment from roads before the start of festival session. The traffic police officials were also concerned about hassle-free movement of traffic. The joint drive will continue. We will not tolerate any encroachment on roadside. The busy markets will be our focus.”

Meanwhile, the fruit vendors who were removed from Court Road on Wednesday were seen re-installing their vends on the same road. Bhatia visited at Court Road and warned the vendors against it or they would have to face the music.

Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said: “A large number of devotees will visit the city during the festival season. We will make good arrangements of sanitation and provide encroachment-free roads and streets. The estate wing staff has been asked to take strict action against encroachers. The vendors will be not allowed to become a hurdle in the movement of traffic.”

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