NGT tells cops to clear footpaths in Lajpat Nagar
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday took the Delhi Police to task for "making a mess" of its order to remove encroachments in Lajpat Nagar market in South Delhi to smoothen traffic movement
Warning the police of action if its directions were not followed, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said shopkeepers were sitting on the footpath entirely covering the road and making it difficult for free vehicular movement.
It rapped the Delhi government for not earmarking designated place for hawkers who were encroaching the streets.
The green panel also directed the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to allow a traders' body of the market to
park their vehicles at Kasturba Niketan to reduce the traffic volume.