RAWALPINDI  - The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has formed a six members committee under the supervision of the Additional District Collector, Saif Anwar Jappa to seal and expunge unregistered and dangerous industrial units situated in the garrison city.

District Coordination Officer (DCO), Saqib Zaffar presided a meeting regarding functioning of dangerous and unregistered factories in the city areas the other day.

The committee is comprised of DDO enterprise Saeed Toor, TOR Rawal Town, Aqeel Khan, Chief Instructor Civil Defence Department, Zain Ishaq and Tariq Naeem of Labour Department.

The team would visit factories and other related units located in the city areas and if factory owners failed to put up adequate safety measures they will seal and remove these units from populated areas.

The committee will launch operation and submit report to ADC on daily basis.

In the first phase of the operation, factories bearing boilers would be either sealed or removed from the city areas.

Meanwhile, ever-increasing encroachments have marred the millions of rupees spent by the Punjab government due to apathy of the Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) and Potohar Town Administration.

While, a large number of shopkeepers have placed their goods on the footpath in front of their shops the restaurants have dared to set up their kitchens on it, leaving no space for poor pedestrian on the over loaded road.

The local residents Col (Retd) Farrukh Butt talking to this agency that we wonder where the administration is and have not seen any action to clear the-increasing encroachment, as new constructions are coming up a number of plaza’s have left no parking space and cars are being parked on the road causing traffic jams and accidents. 

Similarly, an animal mandi has been set at Khwaja Corporation Chowk, It is feared that may lead to spread of Congo Virus and other viral diseases. Maj Retd Banaras complained that walking to the bazaar has become an issue as the animals are being slaughtered on the footpath and the waste being dumped right and left.

The residents of Askri 7, 13 and 14 and various other colony’s along the road called upon the Station Commander and DCO to order removal of the encroachments before it becomes a no go area.

The motorists and commuters demanded of the Traffic Police to deploy a Warden on the crossings in the morning and evening rush hours, which is leading to traffic snarls.

Meanwhile, residents demanded of the Punjab Highway Department to carry out patchwork on the road they built two years ago which has broken up a number of places.