Published On : Sun, Jul 15th, 2018

HC seeks NMC’s reply on hawkers’ zone scheme

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NAGPUR: Admitting a petition of contempt of court against the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), the Nagpur bench of Mumbai High Court issued a notice and asked the NMC to file its reply within 10 days as why it failed to implement the court’s order on hawkers’ zone scheme.

Hawkers operate their businesses from roads and footpaths, creating huge problem for traffic movement in areas like Sitabuldi, Dharampeth, Gandhibagh and Sadar in the city. To check the problem, a public interest litigation was filed in the High Court seeking a hawkers’ zone in the city.

On the court’s order, the NMC had constituted a Town Vending Committee and had started registration of all the hawkers in the city. However, implementation of the scheme has not started till date.

Therefore, the Sitabuldi Merchants’ Association, Sitabuldi Residents’ Association, Sitabuldi Super Market Vyapari Sangh, Sitabuldi Main Road Vyapari Sangh, Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce and other bodies have filed a contempt of court petition in the HC.

Hearing the petition, Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Z Q Haq directed the NMC to file its reply within 10 days.