Day 2: SN Market remains closed
Traders at the Sarojini Nagar market kept their shutters down for the second day on Friday. The traders are opposing New Delhi Municipal Council's (NDMC) decision to allocate space to new street vendors in the market.delhi Updated: May 11, 2012 23:19 IST
Traders at the Sarojini Nagar market kept their shutters down for the second day on Friday. The traders are opposing New Delhi Municipal Council's (NDMC) decision to allocate space to new street vendors in the market.
The traders also met Ajay Maken, Member of Parliament from New Delhi and the chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the hope of finding an amicable solution to their problems.
"The leaders assured us that a solution would be worked out as soon as possible," said Pramod Sharma, president, Sarojini nagar market shopkeepers association.
The traders also met the NDMC officials and highlighted the problems that would be created due to the presence of more street vendors in the market. "NDMC chairman Archana Arora told us that she's looking for a way out. We also want that poor people should earn their living legally but not at the cost of our business and security of the market," added Sharma.
The shopkeepers say that the NDMC has allotted space to 112 street vendors and there is no space to accommodate them in the market as streets are already narrow.
The traders also claim that according to Master Plan 2021, the NDMC has to relocate half of the existing tehbazaris in the market. At present, there are 200 shops in Sarojini Nagar and 120 tehbazaris.