After the Khanna Municipal Council (MC) failed to remove the encroachments on either side of GT Road, members of the NGO Lok Sewa Club have decided to move Punjab and Haryana high court to take action against the encroachers in GTB and Guru Amar Dass markets.
Members of the NGO alleged that the MC's recent anti-encroachment drive had failed to pay any dividends as shopkeepers continued to encroach upon public corridors and common paths in the two markets.
Lok Sewa Club president PD Bansal held the corporation's anti-encroachment team guilty of covering only a small section of the city and criticised them for taking action only against small vendors while letting shopkeepers who had raised permanent encroachments go scot- free. Bansal added that the encroachments were causing inconvenience to the public by hindering the movement of traffic.
Paramjit Singh Bal, legal advisor of the NGO said they would ask the high court to earmark the government land on both sides of the GT Road and to also create a footpath for pedestrians and a service lane for cyclists so as to avoid accidents.