Remove the illegal encroachments within seven days: Mayor
Despite a few pavement sellers refusing to move out, Thrissur Corporation officials continued their eviction drive at Sakthan Nagar and Pattalam Road on Thursday.
Most of the pavement sellers had vacated their places on Wednesday itself after the corporation issued strict orders in this regard. The Mayor had given instruction to the Corporation Secretary to remove the illegal encroachments within seven days. Corporation officials with the help of the city police removed the remaining vendors on Thursday.
The officials arrived at the spots with JCB and lorries to remove the illegal encroachments.
They removed the make-shift stands left by the vendors. The encroachments at Pattalam road were removed first. Illegal encroachments at Jaihind market will be removed soon, the officials added.
Vendors stage protest
Meanwhile, the pavement vendors, who were evicted, took out a march to the corporation office on Thursday.
They demanded rehabilitation package from the corporation. The decision to begin the crackdown on illegal vendors was taken in a Corporation Council meeting convened on February 16.
Remove the encroachments within seven days, Mayor tells Corporation Secretary