As an initiative to decongest the city, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has created street vending zones in different areas of the city where the vendors could sell their goods.
The vending zones have been created by the JMC in pursuant to the directions given by Chief Minister.
The zones were created under guidance of Commissioner, JMC, Mandeep Kaur, and under supervision of Subah Mehta, Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), JMC.
The zones, according to the number of Rehris, have been created in different areas like Bikram Chowk, Panjtirthi, Parade, Bus stand, B C Road, Janipur and many other places where traffic jams are a frequent affair.
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.
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 appealed to all the Rehri owners to carry out their business in Rehri Zones identified by Jammu Municipal Corporation to earn their livelihood in a dignified way. It also warned that anyone found goods at places other than the identified zones will be dealt with sternly.