Mayor, Minister Gupta interact with traders in Chai Pe Charcha

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2018 11:22:18


Staff Reporter,

City Mayor Alok Sharma while interacting with the locals in a programme ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ in New Market on Tuesday stressed much on cleanliness of the city and urged them not to criticise the city if they really love it as it brings bad name to it.
Enumerating the steps taken by the BMC for cleanliness of the city, mayor said that the as we are trying our best to make Bhopal as no 1 clean city, it will soon be cleared of the stray pigs.

He said that the city was once infamous for the trenching ground as people who would enter it were once welcomes by it but now it has changed. We have shifted the trenching ground elsewhere and that the new site is located beyond the municipal limits. The programme organised by the BMC in New Market was also attended by Minister Umashankar Gupta. The representatives of the New Market Traders’ Association, who were praised by the Mayor for maintaining cleanliness in the market and supporting BMC staff in its endeavour to keep it clean, conveyed their gratitude towards the BMC. However, when traders tried to put up their demands in the event, mayor did not allow them to speak.

They were trying to complaint against the rising encroachment in the area which causes trouble for the traders who own shops in the campus. A trader Vijay Mohabe said that there is no entry gate available for the traders so that they can bring in their goods inside which creates trouble for us. The gate in front of TT Nagar police station from where the vehicles enter remains encroached by parked vehicles.

When Mohabe tried to interrupt Mayor in his speech for raising the issue, Mayor Alok Sharma did not allow him.
Another trader Ghanshyam Ahuja said that the encroachment is a big menace for the traders but the BMC does not pay attention to it, while sometimes the civic body acts but that is only formality and we need a permanent solution for the same.