CHARMINAR: The weekly vegetable market has created unrest at Moin Bagh. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is very slow at issuing ID cards to the vendors.
Inayat Ali Baqri the National Hawker Federation president said GHMC should expedite its survey of hawkers across the city and issue identity cards to them at the earliest. “There are several thousand hawkers in the Old City and it is our belief that cards were issued in a haphazard manner. It is estimated that 2.5% of the city’s population comprise hawkers. Completion of the survey, identifying land and designating them as vending zones is the need of the hour,” Baqri said.
The Urban community development wing additional commissioner Bhaskara Chary said, “The survey is ongoing and it is true that differences between vendors can be controlled once the cards are issued. Around 5,000 cards have been given, and 9,000 have been uploaded online.” He added that a team of GHMC officials would be sent to Moin Bagh to take stock.