A drive to free Surat roads of stray animals and beggars will eventually be extended across the state announced by The Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi. The drive will also begin in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, and especially in pilgrim cities, soon.
Starting with his own constituency, Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi announced a drive to free Surat roads of stray animals and beggars and will eventually be extended across the state. The drive will also begin in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, and especially in pilgrim cities, soon.
A platoon of 50 SRP personnel will be formed for the purpose. The move was initiated on the suggestion of party president C R Paatil. The SRP team would be posted at all important junctions like Majoora Gate, Athwa Gate, Udhna Gate, Chowk Char-rasta and others. Beggars will be removed from the roads and sent to shelters. Residents had noticed that the beggars harass people and the traffic police, which man the roads, are not able to take any action.
The minister told Mirror that beggars will be shifted to beggar homes and would be provided clean clothes and food. Talks are on with a few NGOs who will take care of the
Party president and Navsari MP C R Paatil said that the drive will begin from Surat. The state government has taken up the task to make the state encroachment-free. Beggars pester people on roads and they should be housed elsewhere and taken care of. The problem of stray animals is increasing day-by-day, and may have caused many accidents and some fatal ones too, he said.
Paatil said there have been many encroachments in pilgrim centres like Dwarka, Ambaji, Pavagadh and Somnath. The state government will initiate action to remove encroachments, Paatil said.