Nagpur: Almost a month after the Maharashtra government constituted a 20-member Town Vending Committee (TVC), Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has now started the process of identifying Hawking and No Hawking zones in the city.
Municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B has also called the first meeting with the officials of the market department on Thursday. “Today for the first time I have tried to understand the nuances of TVC, After that, the identification of Hawking and No Hawking zone and also tried to understand the objections raised on the same,” he told.
The officials of the Social Welfare Department have also apprised the civic chief about the present status of the Town Vending Committee and its members. And at the same time, they told him about the previous court cases related to TVC and hawkers also. At present, however, there are no ongoing cases pending in the courts at all.
The civic chief has also tried his best to understand the nature of the objections received by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation then. This time the civic body will also try to resolve the issues completely by identifying those areas where Hawking Zone will not affect the smooth movement of vehicles at all.
Municipal Commissioner will convene a meeting of TVC members to announce the schedule
In the year 2016, since the NMC also did not have any open space for the Hawking Zone, it was due to this that it selected the roads and outside the roads. The Markets Department divided hawking into three categories, with more than 50% of the roads not allowing activity at all, followed by the second and third categories with 75% and 100%.
115 Hawking Zones had also been identified by the NMC. After this objection, he finalized 53 Hawking Zone in the city. And along with this, it has also strictly marked 15 areas including Sitabuldi main road as No Hawking Zone.
Earlier, the Traffic Police Department had also raised objections to 42 places proposed as Hawking Zone. According to him, most of the spots marked for Hawking Zone were not possible at all due to the busy roads. The traffic police also said, “Right now, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, while finalizing the hawking zone, should also consider the increasing vehicular population and try to identify its abandoned land.”
Soon, the Municipal Commissioner will also convene a meeting of TVC members to announce the schedule of NMC to identify Hawking and Non-hawking areas of the city.