Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation initiated the process of verification of the authenticity of the survey of the street vendors carried out last year under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.
The survey carried out by the Haryana Nav Yuvak Kala Sangam, last year found around 22,214 street vendors in the city.
During the survey, the Municipal Corporation has also unearthed unauthorised company conducting the survey of the street vendors. The act was immediately stopped.
The MC after acting on the complaint filed by residents alleging that the figure obtained after the survey exceeds beyond the limit of the street vendors existing practically. The MC to be sure of the facts, re-started the survey to verify the authentication of the earlier survey.
Street vendors earlier underwent GIS mapping, bio-metric thumb impression and RFID card enabled with MC logo based cap and jackets.
The corporation also launched two mobile apps for facilitating the vendors as well as the residents. One app is for the vendors on which they can avail the various facilities offered by MC regarding payment of fee, depositing of challans and other such services.
The second app is for residents on which the information regarding the positioning of the vendor selling the particular commodity like vegetables to fruits or other commodities can be received. The app will give the exact positioning of the vendor at hands. Residents can also make complaints on the app about the behaviour of the vendor, said Asha Kumari Jaswal Mayor.
MC to identify 25,000 vendors
MC will be identifying 25,000 vendors to be divided in three zones with designated place to set up stalls in each sector. Mayor said that city will be divided into three zones, vending zone, non-vending zone and restricted vending zone.
In restricted vending zone, vendors will be allowed to roam under restricted manner not freely like in vending zone. In non-vending zone no vendor will be allowed.
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