An association of roadside vendors, affiliated to the CITU on Monday petitioned the district administration against an order that forbade them from doing business on pavements.

For years together, they were doing business on pavements in Gandhipuram, Nanjappa Road, Cross Cut Road and Town Hall.

Now they were being forced to vacate the place, which was unfortunate because it was their livelihood, the petition said adding that the district administration should adopt a lenient approach in dealing with matters that concerned the livelihood of people.

It should let them run their business from the very locations, the petition said.

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