Of late an ominous development of encroaching footpath not only for opening shops but also for providing approaches by the unscrupulous landlords and builders is gaining momentum. This is causing great inconvenience to the pedestrians, specially for ladies, school-going children and senior citizens. Roads are not wide enough for safe moving, at the same time vehicles of all types are increasing everyday. Such actions are only causing more accidents. Authorities concerned are silent on this aspect as usual. Such an ominous construction is an approach to an under-construction mall connecting Dilip Huzuri Path, Sarumotoria, Dispur.