MC’s anti-encroachment drive stalled in Abohar
Abohar, January 18
Lots of of shopkeepers gathered right here in the present day to protest in opposition to the elimination of short-term encroachments from the footpath outdoors their retailers by the Municipal Company (MC).
The Beopar Mandal warned civic physique officers that in the event that they continued the anti-encroachment drive, all companies could be closed within the city. Sensing the fury, MC officers deferred the drive.
Earlier, the MC had efficiently shifted 200 fruit and vegetable distributors from footpaths to a brand new market. However pedestrians complained that shopkeepers had not stopped utilizing footpaths, notably on either side of the round highway to stack their items.
MC officers in the present day visited markets close to the railway station and began lifting items alleging that these had been wrongly stacked on the highway. The merchants mentioned the company had given them three toes house outdoors every store to maintain items, which they have been utilizing.
Suresh Satija, president, Beopar Mandal, and others reached the spot and expressed displeasure over the anti-encroachment drive. They raised slogans in opposition to the civic physique. Later, a Beopar Mandal crew met Mayor Vimal Thatai at his workplace and informed him that the MC ought to preserve the phrase given to shopkeepers final 12 months permitting them to make use of three toes house in entrance of their retailers.
Thatai assured that no shopkeeper would face any bother. Items lifted by the MC workers could be returned to merchants involved, he mentioned.