GDA drive falls flat; vendors back on the road
GDA drive falls flat; vendors back on the road
Ashish Srivastava
GDA drive falls flat; vendors back on the road
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GDA drive falls flat; vendors back on the road

 Days after an encroachment drive carried out in Ahinsa Khand II, street vendors have now started returning to reclaim their position. For the vendors operating from their makeshift shops, it's business a usual once again. 

On Monday, officials of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and apartment owners' associations, through an anti-encroachment drive across the locality, had made a concerted remove the vendors occupying roadside space illegally.

The constant increase in the presence of the roadside vendors in the locality is causing annoyance to the residents. Saket Jain, a resident of the area said that there had been a huge increase in the number of vendors in the last few months leading to a nuisance for the residents of the area. 

"The condition of the road is already in a shambles. Commuters have a harrowing time negotiating the pothole and crater riddled road. The encroachment by the roadside vendors leaves little space to drive. This scenario quite often leads to traffic jams with many vehicles ending up being stuck up for hours at end," said Jain.

Against this backdrop, the return of the vendors raises a question mark on the relevance of GDA's anti encroaches drive. 

The officials Cityspidey spoke to regarding the situation, said that they had not received any information about the vendors yet. 

Ajeet Kumar, a GDA official, assured, "We will check out and take action accordingly."