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PMC to spend Rs 60 Lakh on biometric registration of 18,000 hawkers

Standing committee of Pune Municipal Corporation yesterday gave its consent to the project that will pave the way towards implementation of the city’s high-priority hawkers policy.

To implement the new hawkers policy set by Pune Muncipal Corporation (PMC), standing committee of PMC on Monday has given approval to start biometric registration of all the hawkers in the city by allotting Rs 60 lakh to the drive.

Street Smarts: The drive will be conducted over the next two months

The drive is going to held in next two months by registering around 18 thousand hawkers in the city. “The biometric registration drive will be coordinated by all 15 ward offices. On every hawker PMC will spend Rs 84.80,” Vishal Tambe, PMC standing committee chairman said.

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As many owners of roadside stalls have given their outlet on rent, it is difficult to identify actual owners of the stall. “We have compiled data of hawkers having licences. For others we will consider one who’s present at the stall as the owner of that outlet,” Tambe told.

Asked what are the plans to cover those hawkers, who open their temporary handcarts in the late evening slot, Tambe said that ward offices have to decide the schedule of the survey and have the responsibility to register all the hawkers in their jurisdiction.

18,000: The number of hawkers in the city according to Pune Municipal Corporation data

Rs 84.80: Amount Pune Municipal Corporation will spend on each hawker

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