BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, June 1: Kamrup (Metro) district administration has ordered Gauhati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to remove all encroachments from footpaths on GS road of the city within one month.
“It has been observed by District Administration that the footpaths all along the GS Road are encroached with vendors, beggars, temples temporary structures and construction materials etc. which may in times causes inconvenience to the pedestrians making them walking on the road and may lead to sever accidents.
“Moreover the vendors are also blocking the storm water drains below the footpath by throwing garbage into the drain which may lead to water logging in that area.
“If such encroachments are not cleared from the footpaths then it may cause threat to the life and property of the public in general causing immense hardship to the public. Hence there is immediate need for identification and removal of the encroachments and storage of construction materials on the footpath so as to avoid further havoc and loss of life and property created by these encroachments,” the DC said in a statement.
In view of the above, Kamrup (M) DC M Angamuthu under the powers conferred upon him has directed Commissioner of GMC to remove all the encroachments from the footpath of GS Road within 30 days.