The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has evicted the illegal fish market and some illegal construction at Bhetapara area in the city.
On Tuesday, the eviction drive was carried out on a number of commercial structures and a fish market. It created congestion in the place leading to traffic snarls in the said area.
The administration had issued an order prohibiting street vending activities in that stretch of the Bhetapara-Lalmati Road and asked local officials to take action against encroachment within a deadline. It had said that such activities are causing severe traffic congestion as well as inconvenience to the general public commuting through that road.
“We are feeding our families with this source of income and if the department evicts us then how will we run our families? We have been deprived of a proper vending place for which we have to face loss on many occasions. We also don’t want to face trouble and it is due to our compulsion that we have to put up with such trouble so many times,” said one of the fish vendors.
It may be noted that we have seen evicted traders usually return after a few days to encroach the same areas.