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37 fast food kiosks evicted

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 19 � In a drive against encroachment, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration today evicted 37 fast food kiosks along the new PWD Road from TC School point to MC Road in Guwahati Club area.

Small kiosks that had occupied a large portion of the footpath on one side of the road were removed from the spot.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, Circle Officer, Guwahati, Lakhinandan Saharia said that apart from encroaching the footpaths, the crowd at fast food joints often led to traffic chaos in the area, especially during the evening hours.

The traders, however, protested this move arguing that they were not given any prior intimation about the eviction drive. �The kiosks operating in this area did not have any licence from the authorities, but were paying fine to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation. Earlier also, the GMC had asked the traders to vacate the place,� said Saharia. The traffic police would be barricading the area soon to stop re-encroachment.

On the other hand, the GMDA has issued notice to 1062 commercial establishment on the GS Road seeking information about the parking facilities of such establishments. The commercial establishments from Ulubari to Khanapara have been served this notice under the GMDA building by-law.

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