Cidco has earmarked zones at Sector 2E (225 square metres), sector 5E (860 sqm) and Sector 5 (250 sqm) as hawkers’ zone and gave them to Tapridharak and Feriwala Kalyankari Sanstha, a hawkers’ association. Amongst the areas designated as hawkers’ zone, the building at Sector 2 is ready. Cidco spent Rs1.5 crore to construct the building five years ago. The building’s ground floor has 57 stalls to sell vegetables, fruits and fish. There are 40 shops on the first floor. Hawkers are demanding basic facilities of water and toilets. The Cidco has, as per the hawkers’ policy, conducted a survey of hawkers. Around 2,500 hawkers had been registered in the survey. But, the hawkers’ zones can accommodate only 500.
The hawkers’ zone built at Kalamboli lies in neglect as Cidco delays implementing the hawkers’ policy. The office it had opened at Kalamboli community centre has been shut.