On Mumbai Hawkers Who Cooks food on Roadside In Open BMC Chief Has To Explain Stand In High Court

There are thousands of street hawkers in Mumbai who cooks and sell food on roadside in open without having any legal permit.

The Bombay High Court recently asked municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta to personally file a reply on the BMC’s stand on hawkers who cook food on the roadside.

The direction by a bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla was passed on an Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association petition seeking that the BMC take action against hawkers who cook in the open. This petition said that these hawkers do not possess requisite licences to conduct business and yet easily access to gas, water and electricity. According to them this is in violation of the high court’s October 2015 order that bans cooking on roads.

On the same matter Mehta has to present a affidavit written reply to high court by 3rd April.

News Reporter

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