Gurugram Civic body forms four teams to clear encroachments
According to officials, each team will be required to draw a plan to ensure all markets are covered at least once a week. They will also be required to submit a report to the respective joint commissioners of their zone on a fortnightly basis.Updated: May 01, 2019, 05:43 IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has constituted four teams to ensure vendors and shopkeepers do not encroach streets and footpaths in the city markets, officials said Tuesday.
MCG officials said the four teams, meant for each of the four zones, will soon meet shopkeepers and market association members in all the markets located within MCG’s jurisdiction. Shopkeepers will be directed to ensure they do not exhibit goods and items in spaces outside their shops and do not allow street vendors to use such spaces as well.
“Street vendors and shopkeepers have been using streets and footpaths meant for pedestrian use for a long time. This has resulted in snarls, clogged streets and spillage of garbage in the markets. We have constituted four teams to relocate all street vendors from the markets to street vending zones,” SS Rohilla, Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the MCG, said.
The official said under the initiative repeat offenders will face action. “Action will be taken against those vendors who are found occupying spaces outside shops again. Their
products will be seized and a fine will be issued against the shopkeeper as well,” Rohilla said.
According to officials, each team will be required to draw a plan to ensure all markets are covered at least once a week. They will also be required to submit a report to the respective joint commissioners of their zone on a fortnightly basis.
Mahender Singh, City Project Officer (CPO), has been appointed as the nodal officer to oversee this.
Rohilla also said apart from submitting a progress report fortnightly to the joint commissioners, the teams will also be required to submit a weekly report on details of fines issued. This report will be submitted, through the CPO, to additional municipal commissioner YS Gupta.
“If an offender does not pay the fine, then the junior engineer overseeing the area will approach the nearest police station and use police assistance to recover the fine,” Rohilla said