Perturbed by the aggressive drive by the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) to evict hawkers who have encroached land, traders and hawkers have decided to launch agitation against the authority.
Traders, who met on December 10, alleged that the corporation is creating space for malls. While hawkers alleged that the KMC is acting against them without following a policy in this regard. Subhash Vora of ‘Janashakti’ organisation said that there were many structures in the city, which were built without the KMC’s permission.
“I am ready to provide the list of illegal buildings to the KMC and want to see whether the buildings will be immediately demolished,” he said.