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Khammam: Cops act tough on footpath encroachments

Published: 3rd Dec 2021 7:16 pm

Khammam: Khammam Commissionerate’s traffic wing launched a drive to clear encroachments on footpaths in the city on Friday.

The traffic police embarked on the drive to avoid traffic congestion and accidents on the city roads. ACP (Traffic) Ramoji Ramesh along with Inspector of Police Anjali, Roads and Buildings DE, Suri Babu inspected NTR circle and other areas in the city.

The ACP interacted with petty traders who set up shops on footpaths and told them to vacate the pavements immediately. “Footpaths are meant for pedestrians to walk. As footpaths were encroached by the traders, pedestrians were forced to walk on the roads leading to accidents,” he noted.

In addition to that traffic congestion was caused on the roads with people walking on the roads, meant for vehicles to move. Clearing shops on footpaths was an accident prevention measure, Ramesh explained. He asked the traders running business on footpaths to cooperate with police by voluntarily removing their shops. Penalties would be imposed for non-cooperation, ACP Ramesh warned.

Discussions would be held with National Highways authorities to control accidents at NTR circle. Awareness was created among small traders at the city’s old bus stand, Kaman Bazaar, Bommana Centre and Kasbabazar.

The number of vehicles on the roads was increasing day by day and people were getting into trouble due to the encroachment of footpaths, the official explained.

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