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GMC eviction drive against illegal vendors


GUWAHATI, May 3 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has been carrying out an eviction drive against unauthorized and unhygienic poultry shops, vegetable vendors, illegal hoardings and banners across the city. Altogether Rs 79,000 has been collected as fine so far. The drive has been conducted under the supervision of its Commissioner Devajyoti Hazarika.

�A section of vegetable vendors as well as fish, chicken, mutton vendors in Guwahati are operating without valid authorisation from the district administration and at exorbitant prices, by defying COVID-19 protocol including social distancing norms. The Veterinary Branch of GMC seized 426 kg chicken and fish, 380 kg vegetables and 10 plates of egg during the drive. The seized items have been distributed to various welfare organisations and shelter homes in the city,� the source added.

�The GMC�s hoarding branch dismantled over 1,000 kiosks from different parts of the city. It dismantled 195 kiosks on Panbazar road, 84 on MG Road up to Jalukbari, 153 at Chandmari, 48 on RGB Road up to Ganeshguri point, 156 from RGB Road to Geetanagar Road, 172 from Maligaon, 159 from Chandmari to Bamunimaidam, 119 on BK Kakati Road and 90 from Lalganesh to Lakhara,� a source said. Five hoardings and 966 banners have already been removed.

The GMC today sanitised the Administrative Staff College, various hotels across the city, and over 70 bylanes.

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