Pub­lic no to vend­ing zones at Mad­ha­pur

■ Peo­ple against let­ting out space to ven­dors in their vicin­ity

Deccan Chronicle - - City - NAVEENA GHANATE I DC

The first vend­ing zone has be­come op­er­a­tional, on the 100 Feet Road in Mad­ha­pur, but is draw­ing pub­lic re­sis­tance. Peo­ple have been com­ing up with rep­re­sen­ta­tions against such zones in the Ser­ilingam­pally GHMC zone.

Vend­ing zones have been iden­ti­fied in Ser­ilingam­pally Cir­cle near DLF Road, Shilpara­mam, Hi­tex Road and the one at Mad­ha­pur which has be­come op­er­a­tional.

While the zones are be­ing set up in re­sponse to the de­mand to or­gan­ise vend­ing and clear the pave­ments and roads, it has be­come a dou­bleedged sword.

Peo­ple need ven­dors so that they can make small pur­chases, but they do not want the stalls to be lo­cated in their vicin­ity.

This has be­come a prob­lem for the GHMC be­cause if the ven­dors are shifted to dis­tant lo­ca­tions with few cus­tomers they will re­turn to the old spots.

The GHMC and traf­fic po­lice are try­ing en­sure that the ven­dors are not dis­placed but that they do not en­croach on the road and the foot­path.

GHMC ad­di­tional com­mis­sioner Harichan­dana Dasari said, “There is a lot of re­sis­tance for hav­ing street vend­ing zones. A lot of peo­ple don’t want to give ven­dors space, even though they en­cour­age them by mak­ing pur­chases.”

Ser­ilingam­pally civic body of­fi­cials are hunt­ing for lo­ca­tions for green zones, where end­ing is al­lowed at all times ,and am­ber zones, where vend­ing is re­stricted.

The first green vend­ing zone at 100-ft road in Mad­ha­pur.

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