Punjab

Street vendors, residents have to change mindsets;SDM

Dilbag Singh | May 19, 2017 03:44 PM

Nakodar : Nakodar administration on Friday made it clear that process of implementation of The Street Vendors (protection of Livelihood and Regulation of street vending) Act, 2014 will continue uninterrupted in town

Sub divisional magistrate (SDM) Ms.Amrit Singh told media persons after meeting a delegation of street vendors that vendors and residents have to change their mindsets and accept reality of rehri market at one place.

A delegation of street vendors led by city congress president Kirandeep Dheer met sdm and apprised her of problems faced by street vendors shifting to new rehri market.SDM called nagar council president Aditiya Bhatara ,some councillors and officials in meeting to solve problems on the spot.  

 SDM said that residents are being informed through public address system about new rehri market adding that a new plan for controlling traffic is being worked out and will be implemented after clearance from Jalandhar deputy commissioner and senior superintendent of police.

 

Nagar nagar council on Wednesday started move to shift rehris to new market. Tehbazari clerk Palwinder Dheer said that more than seventy rehris have been shifted and doing good business as customers have started reaching there.

 He said that the construction of Rehri market at a cost of Rs 8.5 lakhs in front of Historic Nakodar Tombs has been completed and vendors have been asked to shift their rehris as per allotment of space in rehri market.

 The NC had formed TVC under The Street Vendors (protection of Livelihood and regulation of street vending) Act, 2014.

 NC had conducted a survey of street vendors in 2014 and had identified around 261 vendors.

Interior of town was declared no vendor zone. It had decided to that all vendors would be allotted space equal to a “rehri” (cart) and given licence adding that if vendor remains absent for 15 days, his licence would be cancelled. 

Illegal encroachments by vendors and unregulated business are one of the biggest challenges before the authorities. With the help of the policy, the NC is hopeful they will be able to solve the illegal encroachment issue.  The NC had formed a TVC in July 2014, which was re-casted in 2015 to implement the National Policy on Urban Street Vendors, 2009.

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