Our Staff reporter KHAN GARH - Illegal wagon stands, coupled with rising encroachments have been causing severe traffic jams on National Highway here in Khan Garh, forcing the locals to experience great inconvenience and has become a nightmare. On the other hand, the authorities concerned have become indifference to the plight of the people and have turned a deaf ear to the menace. As per detail, illegal wagon stands along with encroachments on National Highway here have been thriving and have been causing severe traffic mess in the area. The Khan Garh citys most populated and busiest point Chowk Shah Jamal remains blocked and traffic jams have become a usual at this place mainly and apparently due to illegal wagon stands and illegal stalls and makeshift shops, set up by the vendors. These traffic jams are creating great hardships for the motorists, passengers and pedestrians and have turned the area into a no-go. While talking to this scribe, a passer-by who introduced himself as Naeem, expressed his regret over the ineptitude and stubbornness of the authorities concerned. He said that a stroll in the area was a great experience leave alone a journey or visit to this area in this hot weather. A large number of people to whom this scribe talked to questioned the measures for traffic management, saying that the officials concerned had utterly failed to resolve the problem of the area. Local social and political circles demanded the Muzaffargarh DCO and DPO to take stock of the traffic mess in the area and chalk appropriate measures to address the issue. They also called for a vigorous anti-encroachment operation to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the area.