Amritsar Municipal Corporation razes illegal vend

Also takes possession of the land

Amritsar Municipal Corporation razes illegal vend

A team of the Estate Office demolishes a shop in Amritsar.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 12

On the directions of the Municipal Corporation Commissioner Komal Mittal, a team of the Estate wing led by Sushant Bhatia, Estate Officer, MC, demolished an under construction illegal shop and took the possession of land here today.

Sushant Bhatia stated that a vendor had installed a vend on the Municipal Corporation land a few years back. The MC used to collect Tehbazari fee from him. Now, for the past two years, the MC is not collecting any fee from the vendors. Following the Street Vending Zone scheme of the government, no vendor has legal right on the government’s land outside the vending zones.

Vendor has no legal right on govt land

For the past two years, the MC has not been not collecting any fee from the vendors. Following the Street Vending Zone scheme of the government, no vendor has legal right on the government’s land outside the vending zones.

Violating the government rules, the vendor started construction of shop at the MC’s land. When Estate wing team reached on the spot, a large number of supports of vendor gathered to oppose the move of MC.

Sushant Bhatia took the help of B-Division and SHO Police Station B-Division along with police team also reached on the spot. The MC sealed the area demolished the construction and took the possession of the land.

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