Vendors occupy footpaths in city-centre, authorities in slumber

With authorities in slumber, street vendors have occupied footpaths from Polo-View to TRC crossing here hampering movement of pedestrians.
Vendors occupy footpaths in city-centre, authorities in slumber
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With authorities in slumber, street vendors have occupied footpaths from Polo-View to TRC crossing here hampering movement of pedestrians.  

The footpaths from Polo View to TRC, where vendors were allowed to do the business only on Sunday's, have been permanently occupied by them. 

"Presence of street vendors on footpaths hampers our movement. It is ironical that authorities are sitting over the serious issue," said a group of commuters.       

"Many vendors sell their goods in the middle of the road. The inaction on part of the police and SMC officials have encouraged these vendors," said a journalist.

"Whenever I open up my shop, I find a vendor occupying footpath. Despite repeated requests, he doesn't leave the place," said a trader.

 Deputy Commissioner Srinagar who holds the additional charge of Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation was not available for the comments. CNS

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