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Civic body to discuss new hawking policy

mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2010 01:27 IST
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With a purpose to regulate hawking activities in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is likely to pass a proposal for the new hawking policy on Tuesday.

In order to accommodate more hawkers, corporators during the MCGM’s general body meeting will discuss the new hawking policy aimed at demarcating hawking and non-hawking zones.

As per the new hawking policy, the creation of food plazas at public places such as railway stations, bus stops, schools, colleges and cinema halls has proposed, setting up night-time food courts weekly bazaars and weekend bazaars among others.

The proposal also says new housing and redevelopment projects should build four stalls for vegetable, fruit vendors, medical shops and a laundry.

The new policy aims at relocating nearly 22,097 licensed hawkers in the city on 250 roads identified as hawking zones in the. There are more than 4 lakh unlicensed hawkers with no stalls in the city.