GUWAHATI, March 24 � The All Guwahati Traders� Association has welcomed the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) decision to withdraw user charges by NGOs authorised by the civic body for the collection of solid waste.
The Association had alleged that the NGOs, authorised by the GMC to collect user charges, had been intimidating and harassing the traders. The Association had even served an ultimatum to the GMC to stop the NGOs from �unconstitutional� collection of user charges.
Prantosh Roy, general secretary of the Association, said that the traders have welcomed the decision of the GMC and assured that all members of the Association would take steps to keep their respective areas clean.
�We had a discussion with the GMC authorities and they have promised to improve the facilities in the markets,� said Roy, adding that the markets lack all the basic amenities like toilets, drinking water facilities, streetlights, etc.
Roy said that it is necessary to give a proper market ambience to the customers and that the Association will extend all cooperation to the GMC to improve the market conditions.
�The members of our Association will ensure proper disposal of garbage. Each shop will keep a dustbin for collection of garbage and the garbage will be disposed off at the allocated sites,� informed Roy.