BMC drops residence of MNS chief from proposed hawking zones

Mumbai : The Mumbai Civic Body recently has recently as a hawking zone; however the demarcation of hawking zone has irked the MNS.And as per information now BMC has dropped the area outside MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s residence from the proposed hawking zones.

Not just the area near Thackeray’s residence at Shivaji Park, but the proposed hawking zones around Bombay Gymkhana, Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Flank Road in Sion and some other areas too have been dropped by the BMC.

Nidhi Choudhari, deputy municipal commissioner, stated that some of the objections have been accepted while some still need site inspection. The list of the accepted and rejected objections will be tabled at the Town Vending Committee who will take a final call.

The BMC had demarcated 20 hawking pitches in two lanes near Krishnakunj, Raj Thackeray’s house.

In 2015, the BMC demarcated some areas of Pali Hill as hawking zones after which celebrities such as Rishi Kapoor and Vishal Dadlani participated in a silent protest along with 300 residents strongly opposing the pitches.