Encroachers are taking over New Town, one pavement at a time. And residents can do little to reclaim the footpaths with the administration refusing to do anything about the problem without a nod from the political bosses.
Markets on the road in the morning and evening have become commonplace in several pockets of Action Area I of the township.
Illegal eateries operate round the clock, catering to workers in the 24x7 IT industry.
The garbage generated is not disposed of properly, clogging drains and causing waterlogging.