Rawalpindi - Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) under its campaign launched to check and disconnect illegal water connections from its areas has disconnected more than 180 illegal water connections while four truckload goods of encroachers have also been confiscated. According to RCB spokesman, the water connections have been disconnected in Naseerabad, Kamalabad, Gawalmandi, Allama Iqbal Colony, Tench Bhatta, Saddar and Westridge areas. The residents have been warned that stern action would be taken with imposition of heavy fines against those found indulged in any such practice in future. Special teams have been formed to check illegal connections, he added. He said the RCB has also confiscated four truckload goods from different markets in its operation against encroachments. The operation on the instruction of Cantonment Executive Officer Dr Saima Shah has been intensified and efforts are being made to make RCB areas encroachment free, he added.

The operation is being conducted on daily basis while permanent and temporary encroachments are being removed, he informed. He said encroachments were removed from Saddar, Bank Road, Kashmir Road, Masrial Road, Tench Bhatta, Chungi # 22 and other areas.

The shopkeepers have been warned not to encroach space on roadside and keep their goods inside the shops; otherwise strict action in accordance with the law would be taken.