Last Friday, January 12, 2024 the city's administration took action to clear vegetable vendors who were seated along the roadside near the Delhi Gate, Udaipur. In response, a group of licensed street vendors expressed their dissatisfaction and protested against the removal.
As the protest intensified, the Municipal Corporation not only removed the vendors but also confiscated the vegetables they were selling. A total of 19 vendors, out of which 11 were licensed, were relocated to the banks of the drain as a result of this enforcement action.
On October 5, 2017, the Supreme Court ordered that nobody could do anything else on the road next to the 40-year-old neighborhood where street vendors were removed. A team was sent to make the street vendors leave that area.
They put a barrier in front of the benches under the tree near the tonga stand. After that, they made the vegetable sellers sitting there move. They were asked to sit in another place near the parking area. This made the vendors who already had permission upset and they protested. At first, the vegetable vendors argued among themselves.
Then, those who were against the city's actions started protesting. The city authorities first moved the approved vegetable vendors to the side of the parking area near the drain. Later, they took away the belongings of the protesting vendors. It is important to mention that before all this happened, businessman Liyaqat Hussain had asked for action by submitting a request to the Municipal Commissioner and Deputy Mayor.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar