The city traders have demanded of the authorities to remove illegal bus terminals set up around the Pirwadahi bus terminal.
Traders Welfare Association President Sharjeel Mir led a delegation that met with Rawalpindi Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah and conveyed their concerns regarding growing illegal bus terminals around the Pirwadhai bus stand to end frequent traffic jams which are affecting their business.
He said that illegal vehicle parking and encroachments are creating massive traffic jams and also causing accidents. Mir said due to lack of parking space, many markets of downtown areas are losing customers and distances of minutes were being covered in hours due to acute road encroachments and traffic stuck ups.
“It is the need of the hour to construct more parking plazas in the city to resolve the issue of increasing transport,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2021.