Govt declares 12 areas as vending zone

Shillong, Jan 15: The state government has identified and declared 12 areas as “vending zone”.

This was announced by the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) and chairperson of Town Vending Committee (Municipal) in a notice issued here on Wednesday.

The notice said the decision was taken as per the provisions of the Meghalaya Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

The earmarked protion of the following areas identified and declared as vending zone are for the registered vendors within the municipal jurisdiction, it said.

The areas include parking lot opposite SBI main branch, Mawlong Hat parking lot, parking lot opposite Anjalee, triangular plot opposite SBI Kench’s Trace, Polo near Mantri Mandir, Space near CRPF Camp Polo, Lady Hydari Park (from Assam PWD guest House to entrance gate of the park), Ward’s Lake (opposite ticket counter), Student fields (opposite Dinam Hall), Qualapatty Road (opposite Pahsyntiew Parking lot), Keating Road, and Quinton Road (from entrance of Marba Hub to the entrance of MUDA parking lot).

The notice also said no vending will be allowed beyond the said areas.

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