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member committee – eastern region report
member committee –eastern region: report dated
23rd Jan 2006
member committee observations / remarks / reco
We do not approve of the principle that all major, trunk and arterial
roads should automatically be excluded from hawking zones. The
committee will also be entitled to examine, on receipt of a
proposal whether hawking can be permitted on such roads. If
without too much hindrance to vehicular and pedestrian traffic
hawking can be permitted, it must be so permitted
there are footpaths on both sides of the road, or the road is
wide enough (?) despite parking and flow of traffic, hawkers
can be accommodated without causing hindrance to flow of
to ensure that hindrance is not caused?
There should be no hawking within 100 meters from any place of worship.
However outside places of worship hawkers can be permitted to
sell items required by the devotees for offering to the deity
or for placing in the place of worship e.g. flowers,
sandalwood, candles, agarbattis, coconuts etc.;
that any type of hawker be permitted within 100 m of temples
Ganesh Mandir Road
, Vikhroli east, as there is space available, and only those
hawkers selling flowers and worship material be permitted
within 50 m of the shrine
rule is applicable equally to all – cannot have case-wise
exemptions / relaxations of rule. If the residents / users of
that particular area want and need the hawkers to be there
specifically, must integrate them within their premises, and
they must be off the public street and footpath.(Basic
premise: hawkers desire to be in a particular place must match
the users / occupiers need and acceptance of the same.)
There should be no hawking within 100 meters from any hospitals.
was observed that hospitals function not on the ground floor
but on the first floor upwards. The ground floor of such
hospital premises is generally occupied by chemist and other
shop-keepers. Committee therefore considered that hospitals
should not be given protection by disallowing the hawkers near
All hospitals function on the ground floor – out-patient
ground floor and entrance area must be free for entrance of
vehicles bringing in patients, ambulances, supplies, etc.
a lot of pedestrian traffic occurs at the ground floor –
hence no further congestion desirable
areas in and around hospitals must be quiet and clean –
hence hawkers cannot be permitted in that area.
Can’t understand this suggestion of the Committee and its
does it cover all hospitals – government and private, and
what about smaller units like nursing homes, clinics, etc?
There should be no hawking within 100 meters fromeducational institutions
to hawk near schools and colleges after
when the institutions are shut
There should be no hawking within 150 meters from any municipal or other
m prohibited as specified by SC
There should be no hawking within 150 meters from any railway station.
What is to be done about existing licensed stalls who are in
the 150 m prohibited area?
newspaper vendors – between
– have requested that they be permitted in the prohibited
2 options: remove – they stand in line with others as equal
– as and where space is available – size will be 1m X 1m
newspaper vendors are there throughout the day – afternoon
and evening papers as well as magazines – each railway
station has authorised newspaper kiosks on concourse as well
as platforms – hence no need for exemption
pitches of 1m X 1m are clustered together and is a 1m gap
between 2 clusters of pitches. This provides easy access to
the shops behind the pitches.
no platform or structure is permitted, the obstruction of view
of shops behind is prohibited.
Breach of rules on complaint of citizen will lead to permanent
revoking of licence, plus punishment of regulating BMC
proposed scheme will work ifpublic mind is to be vigilant enough to complain
against any breach
proposed scheme will work if responsibility for ensuring
compliance is fixed with a particular MCGM officer.
Drains to be covered so that hawker pitches occupy the extreme
side of the road.
Toilets for hawkers to be constructed to avoid nuisance in the
Clearing of hawking zones at night and removal of garbage.
Suggest that portable stands of 2 feet height be permitted
that are removed after
– to facilitate temporary storage at night, and to keep
goods off the floor.
Drain covering cannot be undertaken specifically for hawker
pitches. Width of road (as existing) should be determining
factor in declaring hawking zone and hawking pitches – and
the space available should not depend on future / additional
work to be done by BMC / any Govt. agency.
New toilets cannot be constructed specifically for hawking
zones – will need to examine on a case –wise basis.
The hawkers of a particular zone will be collectively
responsible for the clearing and cleaning up of that area,
including removing all goods, waste, etc. BMC will provide
community bins for the hawkers and clear the same at specified
May be permitted, but all stands, goods, storage, waste,
remains and debris must be cleared by 10 pm – the areas will
be swept and washed clean thereafter.
with heavy traffic are no hawking areas
footpath means no hawking zone. (
Jawahar Road, N
given a separate list of 35 road that are no hawking zones
pitches only, it is assumed, and not for roving?
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