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New Market vendors defy MMC order on encroachment of pathway

12 Aug 2017 06:31am IST

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12 Aug 2017 06:31am IST

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MARGAO: The pathway encroaching New Market shops have got on the nerves of the MMC. On Friday the MMC Market Inspection team went for a round of the market only to realise that the encroachments are back on the road.

MARGAO: The pathway encroaching New Market shops have got on the nerves of the MMC. On Friday the MMC Market Inspection team went for a round of the market only to realise that the encroachments are back on the road.

The Market Inspector on Friday was forced into an argument by a shop owner claiming that he will defy the law and continue to encroach the pathway. However, the daring women Market Inspector Hasina Begum has issued a strict warning and has also escalated the complaints of these vendors to the Chief Officer.

The Market Inspector, while on her round on the New Market street, realised that all the goods and the makeshift cupboards, racks, showcases of the shops of Margao have come back on the pathway and are causing hindrance. Sharp reactions have been received from all the people of Margao who have quit going to the market due to the menace.

On earlier occasions the same violations and encroachments of the pathways would get cleared before the team of the MMC left from the MMC office suggesting that the inquiry details were getting compromised. However, now that the MMC keeps a complete secretive approach towards the inquiries they are faced with the stubborn nature of the vendors.

It may be recalled that the MMC on Wednesday demolished illegal extensions of 4 shops in Gandhi market Margao. The shops had not only covered the open spaces outside their premises, which are to be kept open, but were also using the space for business.

MMC had served notices to the shops on earlier occasions. The Civic officials had to finally carry out demolition of the extensions. The shops were asked to restore the compulsory pathway and open space as per the approved plan in the stipulated time given in the notice. It had been made clear in the notice that we would demolish the extensions without any further intimation. It is a well known fact that there has been a lot of political patronage to the market vendors giving them all the strength and courage to continue their illegal occupation of pathways. However now they face a difficult situation where one of the patrons is in  opposition and one of its patrons is in the ruling dispensation.

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