Aiming to clear illegal roadside occupancy, Noida Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday allocated space to over six hundred street vendors in the city. The move is expected to streamline the traffic flow as these vendors will no more encroach on roads as they have now got space to put up stalls.
With a veiw to keep the allocation procedure crystal clear, the authority conducted draw of lots at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Sector 6 in the presence of officers and representative of street vendors and its association.
Going by the result of the draw, as many as 642 vendors were allocated spaces in 14 different vending zones.These zones fall under two different work circles of Noida Industrial Development Authority.
Under work circle 4, a total of 498 vendors were allocated space in ten street vending zones, whereas 144 vendors were allocated space in four street vending zones, which fall under work circle 7 of the authority.
An official said that the draw of lots was conducted following an instruction from chief executive officer of Noida authority, Ritu Maheshwari. She took keen interest in implementing the vending policy in the city in the wake of a protest by the association of vendors demanding allocation of spaces to carry out their business.
The official, who has been assigned with the responsibility to demarcate space as per the draw of lots, said senior manager of each work circle has been directed to ensure that the vendors get space in their respective vending zones..