Vrindavan, 2017.06.29 (VT with reference to DJ): The streets surrounding CFC Chaurah, one of the busiest intersections in Vrindavan, have become filled with salvaged metal and construction scrap. Salvage workers are using the footpath to showcase their wares.
The problem is, the presence of the scrap metal has made the road even more narrow than it already was. Not only do cars find it difficult to pass through, even people walking on foot get stuck. Sometimes even busses and tractors try to fit through.
The scrap problem stretches from Mathura gate to Kishorpura, where the area is almost constantly jammed with traffic. But neither the government nor the police is ready to act against this blatant encroachment.
Fistfights have broken out on multiple occasions when local residents asked the salvage workers to remove their scrap from the road.
Mr. Rasik, a shopkeeper at CFC Chaurah, said “The people who work with salvaged metal in this neighborhood are quite rowdy. If we try speaking to them about this issue, there is bound to be an incident.”
Locals are requesting the government and police to take responsibility and rectify the situation as soon as possible.