Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Sign Board near BBH becoming security risk

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RAWALPINDI: Huge size sign board installed on the overhead bridge in front of Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) has turned into security risk for pedestrians using the bridge.

Details said installation of this sign board by an advertising company and District Administration (Distt Admin) to earn some amount of rupees is creating problems for citizens as the gallery of the bridge has gone out of sight.

Due to hidden entry and exist ways of bridge incidents of purse snatching and other crimes have become routine matter there, while encroachers have also established their writ on the footpath attached with this overhead bridge.

Sources said, staff of Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) has given free hand to all encroachers and outlaws there, because they are involved in collecting millions of rupees ‘share’ from them.

Citizens and patients of BBH have demanded from higher authorities of Distt Admin to take notice of this situation and solve this problem as soon as possible. They also demanded to construct a speed breaker near overhead bridge to control the vehicles speed.