Ludhiana: Another one week has gone when the notices were served to the VIPs residing on the Mall Road for raising temporary structures for their security guards outside their respective residences by allegedly encroaching upon the government land, but these encroachments have not yet been removed by the concerned officials.
On being contact on Wednesday, Municipal Commissioner, Ghanshyam Thori told that contractual ATP’s extension had not been finalised yet, resulting to which delayed was being cause in taking action against the “erring” VIPs.
There is a feel among the masses that in other cases, the MCL authorities immediately take action, but due to the VIP lane, the corporation authorities are reluctant to take the action to remove the encroachments in area.
It has been observed that more VIPs could now be seen making the permanent structure outside their respective accommodations. One could see that outside the house of an excise official who has yet not shifted. The construction of permanent structure is going on there.
It may be recalled here that ‘Daily Post’ on last Monday had highlighted the issue of encroachments in the VIP area of Ludhiana. The story mentioned that Municipal Corporation authorities turned blind eye towards encroachments in the VIP area on Mall Road where many higher officials are living on rear side of Mall Road.
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