Chandigarh, December 2:
In order to ensure that nobody lose their livelihood during ongoing anti-encroachment drive, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has allocated four dedicated sites to the Municipal Corporation, SAS Nagar (Mohali) for developing market space, which will exclusively cater street vendors of the city.
Disclosing this, Punjab Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Minister Mr. Aman Arora said that this move would not only facilitate these street vendors in attracting customers at a common market place but would also solve the traffic problem in the city. He said that these sites were handed over to Municipal Corporation at free of cost for developing vendor sites only.
Mr. Aman Arora said that these four sites include 3341.59 square yards in Sector-56, 2516.88 sq.yds. and 1873.14 sq.yds. in Sector-77, and 2588.24 sq.yds. in Sector-78. These sites have been chosen while keeping in mind the easy access to the connecting roads, he added.
The H&UD Minister said that MC, SAS Nagar has been asked to move vendors in a way that it execute the similar nature of works in a single pocket. He said that these belts of markets would connect the wheels of vendors and consumers for mutual benefit.
The ownership of sites, even after handing over to the MC shall continue to remain with GMADA, he said while adding that if Municipal Corporation anytime in future would want to shift the street vendors from these sites, GMADA could take back the possession of these allocated sites. In such a case, the cost involved in shifting of the vending sites shall be borne by the MC, he added.