Evictions: vendors protest outside MCD headquarters

Street vendors demand formation of Town Vending Committee to designate vending zones at the earliest

February 14, 2023 01:21 am | Updated 01:21 am IST - New Delhi

Street vendors protesting outside the MCD Civic Centre in Delhi on Monday.

Street vendors protesting outside the MCD Civic Centre in Delhi on Monday. | Photo Credit: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

Hundreds of street vendors from across the city on Monday protested outside the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) headquarters at Minto Road over “regular eviction” of vendors, among other issues.

Led by the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), the protesters demanded that the civic body constitute its new Town Vending Committee (TVC), which designates zones for vendors to conduct business, at the earliest.

They also demanded that vendors should not be harassed and the pending vendor surveys should be completed.

NASVI president Arbind Singh said that MCD Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti assured the protesters of fulfilling their demands.

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