The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to issue licences to 14,000 street vendors ahead of Commonwealth Games.
A decision in this regard was taken in the licensing committee meeting of the civic agency held on Tuesday.
In all, the civic body had received about 1,31,000 applications for issuance of the licences to street vendors in the city.
“To maintain a record of all street vendors in the city, we will be giving out identification cards to all these vendors under phase I,” said Surender Gupta, chairman of the licensing committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
The civic agency said that it has completed the process of surveying all street vendors and registration.
“We have completed the survey. The process will help keep all types of unauthorised hawking in check,” said a senior MCD official.
“It will also help in monitoring the activities of the registered vendors,” he added.
“The database which will be created with these measures will be shared with the Delhi Police as well, for better co-ordination,” said a senior Municipal Corporation of (MCD) official.
Issue of licences and identification cards will help address issues like mutation of licence or selling of licences by original allotees to other vendors.
As per the policy, non-hawking zones and hawking zones will also be specifically listed, so that there is no ambiguity about the same.
According to the new terms, hawking will be prohibited in all residential colonies of the city after 8 pm.
This step has been implemented keeping in mind the security concerns of a residents of the city.
To implement its regulation plan and to relocate vendors hence removed from unauthorised sites, the Municipal Corporation of (MCD) has roped in a Delhi based firm too.