Greater Noida street vendors to get kiosks of same colour

  • Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times, GREATER NOIDA
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2016 23:26 IST
A survey conducted by the authority identified 300 street vendors, carts and food vans across the city. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The Greater Noida authority on Friday said that it has decided to relocate 300 unauthorised street vendors, carts and food vans operating along roadsides. They will be allotted kiosks soon elsewhere.

Ten days ago, a survey conducted by authority officials found that 300 street vendors, carts and food vans are operating in different areas.

“We are identifying adequate space for these vendors so that kiosks can be allotted to them. Currently, these vendors are located along roadsides, which are not authorised. These vendors disturb traffic and those living nearby. We want to allot kiosks of same colour and standard design so that it looks good,” Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Greater Noida Authority, said.

The authority, however, will allot kiosks only to those who were found operating in the city during the survey. Vendors who began operation after the survey will be removed from roadsides.

“These unauthorised vendors also spoil the beauty of city roads. It leaves a bad impression when somebody first visits Greater Noida. Allotting them space will solve this issue,” another official of the Greater Noida authority said.

Agarwal said that the authority has decided to regularise these vendors because residents depend on them for many daily use goods. “We want to allot kiosks so that vegetable vendors inside residential areas function in a hygienic manner at designated places,” he said.

“We have asked a food cart to be designed. Once this is ready, others will be replicas of the same. The idea is to provide hygienic food to professionals who work in MNC and BPO firms in Greater Noida,” Agarwal said.

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