Complaint to DC Patiala for removal of illegal possession of scrap market
News Patiala: The difficulties of Improvement Trust in removing illegal occupants in Guru Tegh Bahadur Market adjacent to Sadar Police Station Patiala are increasing.
On the recommendation of the AAP MLA, the trust went on the backfoot at the request of shopkeepers to extend the time.
The trust has not taken any action for a month after the May 27 deadline. On the other hand, some shopkeepers have appealed to Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sahni not to remove the illegal occupants.
The shopkeepers have e-mailed DC to remove illegal occupants from the market. This will allow customers to access the shops located in the inner area of the market.
The market has 400 shops and two main entry points. Due to illegal occupancies in these areas, there is no way to reach the shops and customers do not come.
E-mail shopkeeper Banmeet Dhingra said his shop was in the middle of the bazaar and it was impossible for customers to come and go on this road.
Customers leave when shops are not available due to possession of junk vehicles outside the shops. Sometimes people have to endure vehicle damage or fights due to illegal occupation.
The situation is that the shopkeepers have deliberately seized tractors, tires, and generators from the junk vehicles. The pollution in the area has increased so much that the team of the Pollution Control Board should also be checking the area.
Development work will take place only if the occupations are removed. Shopkeeper Sukhwinder Singh said that due to the recent rains the mandi has been flooded and no rainwater is being drained here.
Illegal occupancies in the mandi will be removed, only then will development works like storm water drainage, parking, open and paved roads, and public toilets be possible. So the shopkeepers will have to unite and remove the occupants themselves instead of obstructing the work of the Town Improvement Trust.