GUWAHATI, Nov 17 � The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) today assured action against encroachers and promised to protect the interests of genuine traders and consumers. A day after some traders in the GMC Fancy Bazar Market alleged high-handedness by civic officials, GMC Commissioner S Viswanathan said action has started to clear up all encroachments in the market and similar action will be taken at other markets operated by GMC.
�Yesterday, action was started and we removed unauthorized people from the market and also cleared up the pathway. Our aim is to make the markets people-friendly and protect interests of legitimate traders,� he said, adding many people who had been allotted stalls in the Fancy Bazar GMC Market were not operating their business and added that licences of such traders will be cancelled.
�Action has been taken to remove all obstructions, including illegal occupation of parking places,� he added.