PUNE: To clamp down against illegal hawkers, who were evading action by operating during night time, the civic administration has decided to conduct an anti-encroachment drive. The drive was planned, as it was observed that many illegal hawkers operate at night without fearing any action from the administration.
The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) anti-encroachment department has received many complaints that these hawkers are hindering the free flow of traffic in several parts of the city.
Madhav Jagtap, Head of anti-encroachment department of PMC, said, “We have decided to initiate action from next week. We have prepared 15 squads to conduct action from 6 pm to 11 pm. We will recruit 162 anti-encroachment inspectors on contract basis for this night drive.” Jagtap added that it has been observed that illegal hawkers who operate in the night are creating hindrance to the public.
As per PMC hawker policy, different zones are being created for hawkers and space is being allotted to them to run their businesses. The administration takes action against them from 9 am to 6 pm. However, it is being observed that many hawkers operate during the night.
PMC HAWKERS’ POLICY
- PMC prepared hawkers policy on January 18.
- As per this policy, an action is taken against illegal hawkers.
- Following SC order, PMC formed a Town Vendors’ Committee in 2016
- The committee decided to keep 45 city roads hawker-free
DID YOU KNOW THESE ROADS ARE FREE OF HAWKERS?
Airport to Raj Bhavan, Shivaji Road, Pune-Satara Road, Bajirao Road, JM Road, Shastri Road, Shankarsheth Road, Tilak Road, Karve Road, Paud Road, FC Road, Laxmi Road, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune Station Road, Ambedkar Road, Vidhan Bhavan Road, Market Yard Road, Sinhagad Road, Prabhat Road, NIBM Road, Bibvewadi Road, Deccan College Road, Ahmednagar Road, Pashan Road, Bhandarkar Road, Sahakar Nagar Road, Koregaon Park and Swargate area.