Hawkers banned in Gulistan until evening on working days, says south Dhaka mayor
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-01-11 14:16:48.0 BdST Updated: 2017-01-11 15:16:12.0 BdST
Hawkers will not be allowed to sell goods in Gulistan and nearby areas on working days before evening, said south Dhaka Mayor Sayeed Khokon.
The decision was taken in a meeting with leaders from hawkers’ association, local public representatives and law enforcers on Wednesday, he said.
“No seller will be
allowed on footpaths and streets before 6:30pm on working days, beginning Sunday. There will be no obstruction for cars and pedestrians.”
The hawkers can however sell goods throughout the day on weekdays.
“This measure is for Gulistan, Motijheel, Paltan, Zero Point and Baitul Mukarram. We’ll try our best to make it effective from next week’s Sunday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police will provide full assistance.”
Mayor Khokon said the
city corporation would help to rehabilitate the street sellers.
“If anyone of them wants to go abroad, they can submit applications at the city corporation. We will take necessary steps after talking to the overseas employment ministry.”
The mayor promised to take legal measures against linemen who are often accused of extorting hawkers.
“We have a list of these offenders. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police is in charge of implementing the measures.”
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