Encroachment issue: Noida Authority to develop 241 vending zones

By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Mar 01, 2019

In order to remove vendors and clear encroachments, the Noida Authority on Friday decided to develop 241 vending zones. The decision has been taken following the applications submitted by 8200 vendors last year. These vendors will now be issued licenses at designated locations by the authority beginning March 5.

The Noida Authority, in the first phase, will distribute licenses to 1100 vendors.

“We made the draft after studying the vendor policy of several cities,” an official of the authority said.

“Vendors cannot sell these spaces as they have been allotted by the authority. Moreover, any type of construction will be prohibited. Vendors, violating the laid norms, will be penalised with a hefty fine besides recovery of all the products and items by the authority,’ he added.

Shiv Kumar, a vendor in Sector-15,  while expressing his views on this matter told City Spidey, "It will be great if the authority allots space for people like me in a dedicated zone. I mean, I can run my business without any fear of action by the district administration."

A vendor zone policy was approved by the state government last year following which the process of forming a committee was underway. The committee will be headed by R K Mishra, additional chief executive of Noida Authority.

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