Vendors to operate from vending zones on odd-even basis in Chandigarh

MC exempts them from paying Rs1.80-cr fee for 2 months

Vendors to operate from vending zones on odd-even basis in Chandigarh

Vendors have been asked to practise social distancing. File Photo

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 19

Street vendors will operate from vending zones in the city on odd-even basis from Wednesday. The Municipal Corporation (MC) has also exempted vendors from paying Rs 1.80 crore as vending fee two months.

Official concerned said vendors registered with the MC need not pay rent of April and May in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The civic body had allowed 698 vendors during the lockdown/curfew to sell vegetables/fruits in the city.

Now, all other registered vendors will be able to work from their respective vending sites on odd-even basis. Officials said they had screened vendors before they were allowed to sell essentials.

The MC official said vendors will start operating from Wednesday. They will be instructed to wear masks and practise social distancing. Those in the containment zones will not be allowed to operate, said the official.

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