Vendors outside vending zones will not be spared

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, June 08: Pursuant to the directions given by Hon’ble Chief Minister, J&K, Jammu Municipal Corporation and under able guidance of Commissioner, JMC Ms. Mandeep Kaur, IAS and under supervision of Ms. Subah Mehta, KAS, Asstt. Commissioner (Revenue), JMC has created street vending zones in different areas to decongest the city markets, Chowks, bus stands and other places where traffic congestion is a routine feature.

According to the number of Rehris in different areas like Bikram Chowk, Panjtirthi, Parade, Bus stand, B C Road, Janipur and many other places where traffic jams are every day’s menace, creation of these Street vending Zones will not only ease traffic but will also help in facilitating business by these street vendors who every day suffer from dislocation and harassment by enforcement agencies. These zones will give them a fixed place to do their business. It will also take care of sanitation issues of the places where these Rehris used to be parked earlier as JMC will collect all organic waste from these zones for composting.

41 such locations have been identified so far across different wards of JMC and gradual shifting of Street vendors has started in 4 Rehri Zones in cooperation with District and Traffic police.

Jammu Municipal Corporation appeals to all the Rehri owners to carry out their business in Rehri Zones identified by Jammu Municipal Corporation to earn their livelihood in dignified way and no one will be allowed to harass them if they do their business in a prescribed manner and if any Rehri found plying/stationed outside Rehri zones stern action shall be taken against the defaulters which will also include confiscating their rehris at their own risk and cost.

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