Q) You are Sohan Singh president of RWA (kailashpur). You are fighting with the problem of encroachment of footpaths by vendors and hawkers. Write a letter to the Editor,
Hindustan times and request for raising this issue in his newspaper.
08th Oct, 2011.
Subà Encroachment of footpath.
Through your esteemed newspaper I want to draw attention of concerned authorities towards problem of encroachment of footpaths. I am president of RWA – kailashpur and fighting with this problem for last two years.
This problem is growing rapidly in all parts of the city. One can see vendors and hawkers on footpaths especially near metro stations, bus stands and market areas. This compels the pedestrians to move on the roads. Roads are already congested. During office hours this creates a big problem. It slows down the speed of traffic and sometimes causes jams .Many accidents also happen due to this.
There are many reports that these encroaches bribe the beat constable and employees of Municipal Corporation. In market areas they also pay shop owners to lay their articles in front of shops. This nexus makes them fearless. But main sufferer is the common man, who can’t fight with them.
We have written many letters to the concerned department but in vain. All our requests are falling on deaf ears. You are our last ray of hope. I expect that you will understand the gravity of the problem. Kindly provide some space in your newspaper.
President –RWA (kailashpur)