PCB takes action against illegal vendors

Sushant Ranjan
Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The action was taken after several complaints of local residents, pedestrians and authorised shop  owners from the market areas of the Pune Cantonment Board. 

PUNE: Taking action against illegal vendors, the officials of Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) have seized around 150 handcarts and removed over 200 vendors who were running their activities in the cantonment limits from January 2 until now. 

The action was taken after several complaints of local residents, pedestrians and authorised shop  owners from the market areas of the Pune Cantonment Board. 

In their complaints, they mentioned about the increasing problems of encroachments on the area’s busy commercial roads.

Meanwhile, the direction also came from Principal Director of Defense Estate Office (PDDE) Southern Command. PDDE has asked cantonment board to take action against encroachments.

“We have taken action against the vendors after receiving complaints from residents and traders. All market area was encroached by them. Strict action has been taken against the encroachers as per the cantonment rules. We are clearing the roads which have been illegally encroached and police action will be taken if required,” said Joint Chief Executive Officer Rahul Gajbhiye.

Footpaths in Pune Cantonment have been swallowed up by rampant, illegal encroachments over the last couple of years.

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