On December 7, the officials of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), conducted severe eviction drives of street vendors in different parts of the city. They charged the unlicensed street vendors from the areas of Bhootnath and Maligaon.
As per a report, Dipsikha Saikia, Collector of GMC said that the drive was conducted against unlicensed street vendors who took over the footpaths and some considerable parts of the street.
Eviction of the vendors
The number of vendors who were caught during the eviction is yet to be counted. The collector said that regular drives will be conducted in those areas.
Recently, the collector has been initiating such drives against unlicensed street vendors. The drive, however, began on December 4, when the team of the Enforcement Branch of GMC which is led by the collector eventually initiated the eviction drive in the Basista area and comprehended a total fine of Rs 50,000.
Similar drives are often conducted by the officials in the city. Another eviction drive was carried out in the month of September. The eviction drive was carried out from Bharalumukh via Lokhra to the Khanapara area of Guwahati.
The vendors were seen running their business of selling balloons, plastic bathtubs, and various other toy items around roadside areas, footpaths, and pavements in unhygienic conditions which initially led to traffic congestions in the city.