Gurugram: Following several complaints from the residents and market association of Sector 14, the Haryana Shaheri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the market.
Visitors to the market have been complaining about the illegal occupation making it difficult to move around while shopping. They alleged that vendors have encroached the corridors for their temporary shops.
During the drive, HSVP Estate Officer-1 Bharat Bhushan Gogia along with officials and police personnel reached the market and warned the shopkeepers to vacate the space.
The drive started with full vigour to remove the encroachment. During the drive, Gogia met shop owners, who rent out space in front of their shop, and asked them to neither rent out the space to the vendors nor allow them to keep their goods outside the shops.
He said that the expenses which would be incurred in removing the encroachment in future will be charged from the shopkeepers. He also added that the corridors were meant for the convenience of the visitors and not for selling goods.
“We gave notice to shopkeepers in the market to refrain from any kind of encroachment. We have made the video and took photos of the entire area. Strict action would be taken against encroachment. We have made an appeal to the public and shopkeepers to click and send photos whenever they see any encroachment,” said Gogia.
During the drive, office-bearers of Sector-14 RWA and market association and local councillor Anoop Singh were also present. Umesh Mudgil, former president of the market association and vice president of RWA, said, “There are 172 shops in Sector-14 market. Estate Officer-1 has given notices to all the shops to not encroach the market space."