Claims of the municipal corporation to make city roads free from encroachments have fallen flat. The encroachments made by vendors are still witnessed in every nook and cranny of the city.
Commuters feel harried due to traffic chaos created by these roadside rehris. Authorities concerned have failed to provide a permanent solution to the vendors. All prominent markets and road suffer from this nuisance, leading to traffic jams.
Jasvir Singh Randhawa, a commuter said, "I think people who park their cars in between the road to purchase things from these vendors are equally responsible for traffic chaos."
Chaman Lal, a vendor near Hero Heart DMC said, "We still do not have been allotted any vending zone where we can run our business. We have to stroll here and there along with our carts. It is very shameful on the part of the civic body.
Tiger Singh, president of Ludhiana Rehri and Fari Association said, "The MC had planned to set things right and divide them into four different zones but all in vain. The decision was announced in July and the civic body's work is going on a snail pace."
On calling additional commissioner Davinder Singh, he said Satwant Singh was the concerned person so talk to him.
Satwant Singh, chief of tehbazari wing, said, "I have attended the meeting recently. After getting approval for the norms for setting up of vending zones by the state government, we will take requisite step. Although the deadline is till November, so I will make sure that things go right on the track".