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SC should intervene to make it applicable in Delhi too
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Dear Editor,

It refers to welcome decision by Division Bench of Bombay High Court comprising of Justices Vidyasagar Kanade and P R Bora backing of rights of pedestrians over that of hawkers encroaching footpaths and compulsory open spaces while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on behalf of residents on Irla Society Road (Vile Parle W) with several petitions filed by hawkers' union, claiming the right to business on the basis of certain rights, which are allegedly created in their favour by the Street Vendors' Act, 2014. High Court’s rap resulted BMC withdraw its statement in its affidavit that said it was a “commercial practice” for shopkeepers and vendors to display some goods in front of shops to attract customers. Notably illegal extensions by shops and restaurants and how it was not only impossible for pedestrians to walk on footpaths but it also affected the security of residents and public during fire hazards. High Court also observed that the problem was solved in London long time ago.

Unfortunately capital city of Delhi is even worse affected by nuisance of ever-increasing encroachments on roads, footpaths and other open public places, making life of law-abiding citizens virtually hell with encroachers completely encroaching footpaths, service-roads and substantial part of roads developed at high public-expenses with no authority to check especially in old Delhi with PIN code 110006. Religious institutions also add to the problem by taking as some privileged rights to encroach roads and footpaths making even Delhi High Court to change its orders for endorsing such encroachment.

Supreme Court can only save Delhi from becoming an encroacher-heaven at cost of law abiding decisions where population has already crossed 2.5 crores without necessary infrastructure to handle such a big population-bomb due to regular adding migrating people coming to Delhi in search of employment, with political backing for vote-bank politics.

—Subhash Chandra Agrawal,

1775 Kucha Lattushah

Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.

News Updated at : Thursday, February 16, 2017
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