Marking out Mumbai’s hawking spaces delayed, as BMC waits for citizens to join panel

It will be some time before hawkers are allotted demarcated spaces across the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not been able to finalise and mark out hawking pitches as the zonal town vending committees (TVCs), which have to identify the areas, have not been formed fully as they still have vacant posts reserved for NGOs and citizens.

Last week, the BMC called for fresh applications to zonal TVCs, the third time since January due to lack of response the previous two times.

Nidhi Choudhari, deputy municipal commissioner in charge, said: “We have not got suitable responses from NGOs. It is necessary to fill the eight posts on each of the seven zonal committees that represent citizens in order to finalise the hawking zones.”