RAWALPINDI – Despite the claims of the TMA Rawal Town, encroachments could not be removed yet on the alternative route for the Sixth Road flyover construction, what to talk about the encroachments in rest of the city. Traffic mess is already creating nuisance for the transporters and residents on Benazir Bhutto Road (Murree Road) and it is feared that when the traffic would be diverted to the alternative route, traffic mess due to lack of proper action against the encroachments would add to their miseries.

Besides, Motorcycle workshops have grabbed parts of BB Road near Liaquat Bagh and Committee Chowk and the police are further adding to the problem by placing barriers on the road. The encroachments on Cricket Stadium Road are also putting question mark on the performance of the city administration.

Moreover, the shopkeepers in the bazaars of the city, including Raja Bazaar, Circular Road, Iqbal Road, Dhok Khabba Road and Kuri Road have also occupied footpaths in front of their shops and the TMA Rawal Town staffs are allegedly backing it. Story of Commercial Market is also not different as smooth flow of traffic is not possible there due the presence of handcart vendors.