Pampore: Pampore Administration on Tuesday launched an anti-encroachment drive in Saffron town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A team led by Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din acted at several places in the Saffron town, against illegal settlements of shopkeepers, vendors and auto load carriers.
The encroachments were causing great inconvenience for transport and pedestrians.
During the drive, the team seized some material like wood, aluminium sheets and drums which were put along the roads by the vendors and shopkeepers in front of their shops and footpaths causing traffic congestions and impediments to movement of pedestrians. The team also fined many shopkeepers.
The drive was started after the complaint by locals about encroachments by shopkeepers.
“It was a joint drive by revenue department Pampore and Municipal Committee Pampore for market checking and anti encroachments,” Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din told Kashmir Reader.
” People park their cars along the Sub District Hospital road and then move to attend their work which causes inconvenience to commuters,” he said, adding that few wrongly parked vehicles were seized and shifted to Tehsil office Pampore.
Tehsildar Pampore strictly warned the vendors and other shopkeepers not to encroach the road failing which legal action against them as per the law will be initiated.