Noida: After several complaints about the nuisance created by the hawkers in Sector 135 made to the Noida Authority went unheard, a few residents of the area have resorted an online signature campaign.
In their online petition, they demanded that the authority remove the hawkers from the vicinity and rehabilitate them somewhere else.
Scores of hawkers and street food vendors start thronging the locality in the afternoon and stay put there till the wee hours of the next day.
The complaint against them is that they block the roads in front of the police station and fire brigade and create an atmosphere of dirt, disease and filth undermining the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Adding to the problem, all sorts of rogue and antisocial elements are lured to their stalls by the cheap food available at the oddest hour. These nocturnal activities create ruckus disturbing the quietude night as most of the the nightly visitors happen to be drunk and beyond the pale of decency. They pass lewd remarks at female employees of nearby IT and ITES offices, the signature petition alleges.
Sachin Jain, a resident of Sector 135 said, “ At night, these men create a lot of ruckus for the passersby and residents of the area. We understand that the food vendors are putting up their stalls for a living but there should be a system of doing so.”
He calls upon the authority to look into the matter not only because it is creating problems for the people living here but also taking into account the kind of food being served.”
Notably, the Noida Authority had a momentary respite in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict when the vendors were sent away. But, they were again seen operating from Thursday.