MARGAO: Market Committee of Margao Municipal Council reiterated not to allow the transfer of Municipal shops if there is no blood relation between the two parties, as an issue pertaining to lease renewal of shops was also discussed at the meeting held on Friday.
The meeting chaired by Dipali Sawal, Vice-Chairperson also deliberated on the issue pertaining to illegal business activities on the footpaths, upon which Chief Officer Manuel Barretto assured the panel to crack the whip against the illegal vendors.
After a lengthy deliberation, members strongly opposed not to allow the transfer of shops if there is no blood relation between the concerned parties.
"The resolution will be put before the standing committee and later in the council meeting for approval," Sawal informed.
While deliberating on an application pertaining to the renewal of lease, Councillor Mahesh Amonkar, who is also a member of the market committee, raised the issue pertaining to the lease renewal of the municipal shops in Gandhi Market and New Market.
"I have urged the Chief Officer to study the matter and resolve it at the earliest '', Amonkar informed.
It is pertinent to note that a few days before O Heraldo had highlighted the issue of lease renewal of nearly 500-odd shops owned by the civic body which have not been renewed for the last three decades.
The Market committee demanded action against all the vendors involved in illegal business on the footpaths, mostly on Sunday's and late evening hours in the jurisdiction of the civic body. The Chief Officer assured that he would issue directions to the market inspectors to crack the whip on illegal activities on footpaths immediately.