MC tells shopkeepers not to block roads,otherwise pay fee

Shopkeepers have to pay fee of Rs 5 per square feet if they want to cover some portion of road.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: October 11, 2013 12:07:02 am

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation on Thursday called a meeting of shopkeepers from the city and gave them instructions for festive season. Head of tehbazaari wing Davinder Singh told them not to block roads with their rehris and tents.

The shopkeepers from Bharat Nagar Chowk,Jawahar Camp,Chaura Bazaar,Ghumar Mandi and other major markets were invited to the Zone A headquarters. “We told them do your business but along with that abide by rules and do not block roads. We usually see sweet shops,gift shops,decorating material rehris and others blocking roads in this season which congests the traffic,” Singh told Newsline.

He added that the “shopkeepers have to pay fee of Rs 5 per square feet if they want to cover some portion of road in shopping season”. “We have told them the required fee is to be paid in case they need to extend their shop but to a certain limit,” he said.

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