Gandhi Market vendors gherao CO over grievances

Margao’s Gandhi Market vendors on Tuesday gheraoed Margao Municipal Chief Officer in protest over the delay in resolving their pending grievances. The vendors led by former MLA Babu Azgaonkar demanded to know from the Chief Officer the status of their charter of demands submitted to the civic body last year. They pointed out that the civic body has failed to remove and clear all roadside illegal vendors from the city. “We have no issue if encroachments are removed from the Gandhi market. But, what we have observed is that while the civic body is targeting the Gandhi Market, other encroachments in the city are ignored. The Municipality has failed to clear roadside vendors from the city,” he lamented. The vendors also complained of haphazard parking at the Gandhi Market, affecting the business of the vendors. [H]