Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

THANE: The hawk­ers in Thane are up in arms against the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion for raz­ing their stalls. The hawk­ers from the Sa­man­vay Hawk­ers com­mit­tee has de­manded that the cor­po­ra­tion first set up the hawker’s pol­icy and then raze the hawk­ers.

The TMC has un­der­taken mas­sive road widen­ing project in the city for which many hawk­ers from ar­eas like Thane sta­tion, Sub­hash Road and Jam­bali Naka were razed in the last few months.

The hawk­ers staged a protest near the TMC head­quar­ters.

Deepak Ghan­shani, the pres­i­dent of the com­mit­tee said, “The gov­ern­ment had passed the hawk­ers pol­icy wherein the hawk­ers will get iden­tity cards and can con­duct their busi­ness in ded­i­cated hawker’s zone. How­ever, the cor­po­ra­tion has not im­ple­mented this pol­icy and have be­gan raz­ing hawk­ers’ stalls.”

A civic of­fi­cer said, “The hawk­ers have il­le­gally oc­cu­pied the roads and foot­paths and so we had to re­move their stalls.”

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