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Noida residents want ban on bazaars lifted

With response from Noida Authority not forthcoming, Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Association (FONRWA) has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, seeking her personal intervention to lift ban on weekly markets and cycle rickshaws, reports Kapil Datta.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2009 22:28 IST
Kapil Datta

With response from Noida Authority not forthcoming, Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Association (FONRWA) has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, seeking her personal intervention to lift ban on weekly markets and cycle rickshaws.

The ban was imposed to cut down on the hardships faced by the residents.

The Noida Authority had banned cycle rickshaws on six main roads — Master Plan road numbers 1, 2 and 3; Udyog Marg; DSC Road; Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and Sector 18 market — from October 1. The weekly markets were banned in September.

Though shared autorickshaws were also banned on five routes, but a court has stayed the ban on two routes.

"Weekly bazaars have been banned without making any alternative arrangement. Consequently, Noida residents are not able to get fresh vegetables and fruits,” said N.P. Singh, president, FONRWA.

“The other outlets have been exploiting the situation and selling vegetables and fruits at very high prices.Furthermore, senior citizens and ladies are experiencing inconvenience in travelling to the shops located at distant places for purchase of their daily use items. The vendors who were operating in weekly bazaars, have got unemployed.”