By Sunil Sonker
Mussoorie, 28 Apr: The Mussoorie Traders’ and Welfare Association has started the exercise for the removal of encroachment done by traders outside their shops. They intend to establish a model bazaar.
A meeting held by the Traders’ Association, which was headed by its President Rajat Aggarwal at a local hotel addressed many issues regarding encroachment and welfare of traders. It was also decided that no encroachment would be done by the traders outside their shop and it would help in conveying the message that they did not support any kind of encroachment.
President Aggarwal and Secretary Jagjeet Kukreja said that the main aim was to make the Mall Road encroachment free and every trader supported the cause. They planned to make every market of Mussoorie an ‘Adarsh Market’. In the first phase, Kulri Bazaar had been identified for the purpose. The main objective is to ensure that tourists coming from all over the world would enjoy the Mall Road and its environment.
They alleged that the recently held anti-encroachment drive by the administration under the leadership of SDM Mussoorie had involved misbehaviour by officials and workers with the traders, which was wrong. Very soon a delegation of Mussoorie traders would hold a meeting with the SDM and demand civilised behaviour. It was stated that each and every trader was in favour of removing the encroachment. The traders’ association had continuously demanded removal of unauthorised street vendors and if this demand wasn’t met then a huge agitation would be carried out against the administration.
Also present on the occasion were Treasurer Bharat Kumai, Rajeev Aggarwal, Tanmeet Singh, Satish Daundiyal and many others.