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Civic body eases congestion at Nagpada junction

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA NAIR
Published : Aug 13, 2017, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2017, 1:55 am IST

The residents of the area joined hands with the BMC ward office and police department to clear the junction of illegal hawkers.

Pictures of Nagpada Junction before (top) and after (bottom) the eviction drive by the BMC officials.
 Pictures of Nagpada Junction before (top) and after (bottom) the eviction drive by the BMC officials.

Mumbai: The BMC on Saturday conducted an eviction drive at the Nagpada junction, located in the ‘E’ ward of south Mumbai, removing around 30 illegal hawkers to ease up traffic congestion and pedestrian movement.  

The residents of the area joined hands with the BMC ward office and police department to clear the junction of illegal hawkers. The civic body has even barricaded the place to eliminate the chances of the hawkers coming in again.  

 

The move came after around 11 residential buildings of Madanpura area collectively raised their voices against the illegal hawkers and parking at the junction, choking the space and posing a nuisance for pedestrians. “This eviction is the first stage of the Nagpada improvement program which will done by the ‘E’ ward office of BMC. This drive will continue until the hawkers become habituated with it and stop themselves from encroaching the place,” said Kishor Desai, assistant municipal commissioner of ‘E’ ward.

According to the BMC, bag sellers were the prime encroachers of the spot. “We also eliminated illegal parking space with the help of the police force and barricaded the place to ensure a smooth flow of traffic,” added Desai.

 

Further, the BMC is planning to draw Zebra crossing lines on the street so that the pedestrians can cross with ease. “Residents of around 11 buildings stood up together against this daily nuisance faced by the pedestrians. Today, the BMC and the police department helped us in clearing the place from illegal encroachment,” Riyaz Shaikh, president of Madanpura residents association.

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