Ban on street vendors in City

Ban on street vendors in City

Civic Tiger will continue operation in other areas if the public complain, says Mayor

Addressing a press meet here on Tuesday, he said ‘Civic Tiger’ will continue its operation against the street vendors in and around the region from Wednesday itself.

The street vendors in rest of the city corporation limits other than Lady Goschen and State Bank region will not be evicted till the public complain on the inconvenience being meted on them.

He said “the street vendors should sell their products inside the Central Market in the area marked for them by following the terms and condition of the Mangalore City Corporation. About 64 street vendors can be accomodated inside the Central Market.

There is space of 2,300 square foot at two different places in Central Market for the street vendors.”

He said the vendors should clear their belongings after the daily affair. The business should be carried out from 7 am to 7 pm. No wastes should be dumped by the vendors, he added. To a query on basic facilities at the Central Market, the Mayor said that engineers have been directed to set right the leakages in the Central Market.

The corporation had received complaints from people that the pavement vendors and street vendors were a problem in busy city bus stand and Lady Goschen Hospital area.

The Supreme Court had ruled that the interests of pavement and street vendors should be protected. The court had directed the State government to frame a policy on the pavement and street vendors before June 30. Accordingly, the MCC will think of ‘vendors street’ in the MCC limits, said Corporator Sudheer.

“We will study the alternatives for the street vendors which will be implemented by the MCC,” he added.

Fee

The MCC will also collect a nominal fee for using the Central Market. The fee will be Rs 2 for one basket.

MCC Commissioner Dr Vijayaprakash, Deputy Mayor Geetha Nayak were present.

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