JAMMU, Jan 21: Joint Commissioner (A), Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), RS Jamwal and Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Jammu, Arun Manhas, today conducted an extensive tour of Jammu city and warned shopkeepers for encroachment.
Both JMC Joint Commissioner (A) and the ADC Jammu visited many congested areas of city like Parade, Moti Bazar, Purani Mandi, Raj Tilak Road, Super Bazar, City Chowk, Raghunath Bazar, Hari Market, Upper Gumat and interacted with different shopkeepers associations as well as with the residents of thes areas.
During the tour, the shopkeepers were appealed to keep their belongings inside their establishments, as this is the main cause of hindrance in free flowing of vehicular movement and always lead to traffic jams in City.
Vinod Kumar, Superintendent of Police (North) and Vivek Shekhar, SDPO City, Tajinder Singh, Deputy SP (Traffic) along with their subordinate staff were also accompanying the JMC Joint Commissioner and the ADC. They appealed the different market associations as well as general public not to park their vehicles on roads to avoid traffic congestions and inconvenience to the general public as well.
They assured the public that they will make a traffic movement plan of these markets and some areas will be declared as ‘No Parking Zones’ and some roads will also be designated as ‘One Way Traffic’.
They once again appealed the shopkeepers to keep their goods inside their establishments and do not cover drains/pathways which is a main cause of choking of drains resulting into insanitary conditions and causing inconvenience to the residents of the areas which they are complaining time and again.
The officials further warned the shopkeepers of these areas that if they fail to remove the encroachments made by them then in that case action under J&K Municipal Corporation Act shall be taken against the defaulters.