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In a bid to curb encroachments, Mapusa council issues notice

Vendors given 7 days to remove goods

THE GOAN NETWORK | MARCH 31, 2023, 10:50 PM IST

MAPUSA
The Mapusa Municipal Council on Thursday issued a public notice directing the removal of encroachments by shopkeepers, sellers, vendors, footpath vendors and handcarts in the MMC area within seven days, failing which the goods/material/products would be seized by the MMC.
The MMC issued the notice after observing that footpaths in the city and market are being encroached by shopkeepers, vendors and others with their goods.
The notice also mentioned that if any movable cart is seen selling goods without MMC permit, or if the cart has been transformed into a stationary or any other shop, action would be taken against it.
The MMC has also threatened action against signboards, bill board, boards or hoardings erected without the permission of the MMC.
“Many roads and footpaths in Mapusa city have been encroached by businesses, vendors and sellers. The MMC has also noticed that handcarts have been transformed into shops. That’s why the public notice has been issued to all, in a bid to stop these encroachments,” said MMC Chief Officer Amitesh Shirvaikar.

Fish market vendors demand better facilities at premises
MAPUSA: The Mapusa Fish Vendors’ Association (MFVA) has submitted a memorandum to the Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC), demanding basic facilities like toilets, electricity and water supply.
MFVA President Shashikala Govekar and other officials visited MMC Chairperson Priya Mishal and submitted a memorandum to her.
Stating that the fish vendors have been doing their business in the market for years and serve the customers from morning till 8 pm, the vendors complained that they have to face so many difficulties due to the absence of basic infrastructural facilities.
“There is not enough water supply. There is no toilet for us. The toilets in the market are shut for the past many years. There is no proper water or electricity supply, and we are facing difficulties,” said Govekar.
The MMC now should offer these facilities to the fish vendors and change all five shutters at the entrance of the building, as they are all broken, said the memorandum.
Meanwhile, Govekar told the reporters that MMC chairperson Priya Mishal has assured the vendors that their demands would be taken care of sympathetically and the MMC will try to install these facilities in the fish market.

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