Moin Bagh market in trouble as civic body’s are unconcerned over vendors issues

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.

Initially, the GHMC will identify stretches in each circle to regulate vending and also identify areas where vendors sell their wares conveniently without causing inconvenience to commuters.

The vendors of the weekly vegetable market are supported by the Majlis Bachao Tahreek. They alleged that Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen workers were collecting mamool (protection money) from them.
Mirza Saleem Baig the corporator of Riysat Nagar denied the charges and he claimed that the presence of vendors was causing a nuisance in the neighbourhood and attracting anti-social elements.

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.