PAMPORE: Traffic police on Thursday launched an anti-encroachment drive in Pampore town on Thursday.
During the drive, traffic police removed encroachments from footpaths at many places in the town.
A team of traffic police squad led by DySP Sheikh Mudasir Ahmad carried the anti-encroachment drive at Pampore town. The drive was launched under the supervision of SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir Muzzafar Ahmad.
The drive against roadside encroachments was intensified to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the roads.
At several places in Pampore, vendors and auto load carriers had set up stalls to sell fruit, vegetables or readymade clothes, bakery and shoes creating obstacles in the movement of the traffic, Dy SP traffic Sheikh Mudasir Ahmad told Kashmir Reader.
Shoppers complain that encroachments by shopkeepers cause impediments in their movement and put their lives in danger. At the main market Namblabal, Drangbal, Khrew Chowk and hospital road and Kadlabal Pampore by fruit sellers, bakery shops, crockery sellers, kiryana and others have setup their stalls in the middle of the road, leaving a single lane for the vehicles and pedestrians.
DYSP traffic Sheikh Mudasir Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that they have already warned many times vendors and shopkeepers to stop occupying roads and footpaths but they didn’t, “so we started a drive again against the encroachment “.