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Raj’s party ignores illegal vendors in its bastion Dadar

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 22, 2017, 3:21 am IST
Updated : Oct 22, 2017, 3:21 am IST

Except for the foot overbridge (FOB) at the Dadar railway station, the area surrounding the station is full of illegal hawkers.

MNS activists carried out a drive against illegal hawkers outside Thane station on Saturday. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)
 MNS activists carried out a drive against illegal hawkers outside Thane station on Saturday. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

Mumbai: While the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) took “action” against the hawkers at Kalyan, Dombivali and Thane on Saturday, the menace is no less at MNS’s hub — Dadar. Except for the foot overbridge (FOB) at the Dadar railway station, the area surrounding the station is full of illegal hawkers. However, justifying its decision as to why no violent protest was held at Dadar, the party claimed that the situation at Dadar is comparatively “maintained.” 

“If we (MNS) will do everything at the railway stations, what are the railways supposed to do,” asked MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande. Asked why no agitation was held at Dadar, Mr Deshpande said, “Our aim is FOB of railway stations and clearing the entrance of the railway stations so the crowd can walk freely. We have not taken the contract of eradicating the hawkers at the entire Mumbai city as it is the responsibility of the corporation, not us.”  The MNS claims to have already cleared the Dadar FOB and entrance of the platform of hawkers in order to manage the crowd and to avoid mishaps When The Asian Age visited the spot, it was found that the outside parts of the Dadar station had hawkers — from flower vendors to bag/clothe dealers.

Tags: maharashtra navnirman sena, illegal vendors
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)