RAWALPINDI – Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has confiscated six trucks loaded with goods from different markets in its campaign against encroachments while a number of shopkeepers were also imposed fines.

The anti-encroachment operation has further been intensified in RCB areas aimed at providing relief to the citizens visiting the markets.

According to the Additional Executive Cantonment Officer (AECO) RCB, Shakeel Anwar Jappa, the grand clean-up operation against encroachments is underway in RCB areas and under the special instructions of the Station Commander Rawalpindi, it has been accelerated.

He said that RCB markets are regularly being visited and staff concerned conducting raids at main markets. Six truckloads were confiscated during last three days from different areas. The vendors who are found selling their products while displaying on footpaths and different roads are imposed fines with warnings, he said.

He said that strict action would be taken against those violating the orders.

He further informed that unwrapped tyres are also being confiscated from markets under a special campaign being run against dengue.

The tyres are confiscated from tyre shops as the RCB administration had strictly warned the shopkeepers that tyres, new and old, should be properly packed and covered which will help reduce the risk of the dengue spreading. Shakeel Anwar Jappa urged the tyre shops owners to cooperate with the staff concerned of RCB so that solid steps could be taken to control the spread of dengue in RCB areas.