Street vendors restricted in Kohima town
Kohima, November 15
With the onset of the festive season, the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has swung into action disbanding street vendors to sit along the road sides to sell their daily village produce and other edibles.
A team of KMC field staff led by Market Inspectors seized vegetables and other edibles from street vendors from Razhü Point to TCP Gate in a surprise checking conducted last night.Talking to a section of media-person, new Administrator of KMC, Kovi Meyase said that several notices and warnings have been given to the street vendors not to sit with their products.
The street vendors have been directed to sell their products at AMK Market located Opposite Congress Bhavan, but they have not been complying with the standing order. Moreover, with the onset of festive season, KMC has had discussions with NAYO to accommodate them in the local ground as the latter is presently holding a festive mela.
KMC had to resort to such drastic measures by seizing their goods. He said that street vendors add to the already congested road of the capital town and also increase the filth by keeping their garbage at the same place while leaving for home at night while also causing much problem to the pedestrians.
He reiterated that now KMC would be persistent not to allow any of the street vendors to put up their products on the footpaths and road sides. Later, the seized goods were distributed to the orphanage and destitute homes in Kohima.