Goods worth Rs 50,000 seized by MMC
The market inspector of Margao Municipal Council (MMC), Mr Anil Shirodkar, on Tuesday, informed that the council in its anti-encroachment drive conducted in the new market seized goods worth nearly Rs 50, 000.
“Goods worth nearly Rs 50,000 were seized on Tuesday in the anti-encroachment drive. Plastic items, including the chairs and tables, utensils, cloth bundles, etc were lifted during the encroachment drive,’’ said Mr Shirodkar while speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’.
He added that a detailed reported on the drive would be submitted to the chief officer, Ms Sandhya Kamat, to further action. “All these goods are kept in the MMC,’’ he disclosed.
Asked whether any strict action would be taken against those habitual encroachers of MMC footpaths, Mr Shirodkar answered in positive and added that the chief officer is the right authority to act upon. He, however, added that the drive will continue.
Interestingly, a couple of shopkeepers in the market claimed that whenever they demand for the improvement in the market, the “authorities conduct anti-encroachment drive and that too with partiality.’’ [NT]