Town Vending Committee constituted for establishment of Rehri Zones in Jammu

Pursuant to the directions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, 47 Rehri zones have been established in the Jammu Municipal Corporation area. Process of shifting all street vendors to these zones is on and so far 10 zones have been made operational. In order to motivate and involve the relevant stakeholders in the process, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Mandeep Kaur called the first meeting of Town Vending Committee constituted under the “Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act., 2014” today in the meeting hall of Jammu Municipal Corporation.
During the meeting issues related to rehabilitation of street vendors/ rehri walas to the identified rehri zones were discussed with the representatives of various street vending organisations/unions so that they can live with dignity & earn their livelihood.
During the meeting, VC, JDA Mubarak Singh also spoke about the government policy that these Rehri zones have been created to decongest the traffic in Jammu city and provide a fixed place of business to the street vendors.
Commissioner assured the representatives of street vendors/hawkers union that the basic civic amenities like water, electricity, cleanliness etc will be provided in the rehri zones & all their problems will be resolved on priority basis.
The creation of rehri zones will also help in stepping towards achieving the goal of Swachh Jammu Mission.
The Vice-Chairman Jammu Development Authority, Mubarak Singh, Senior Superintend of Police (Traffic) Udaya Bhaskar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr. Arun Manhas, President, Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Rakesh Gupta, President Trikuta Nagar Welfare Society, Vikram Gour, President Poonch House Bohri, Baldev Raj, President Jewel Rehri Union, Om Parkash, President Medical College Rehri Union, Girdhari Lal, Representative Main Stop Gandhi Nagar Rehri Union, Subash Chander and others welcomed the step taken by JMC and assured their full support in the creation of rehri zones.
Others who were present during the meeting Joint Commissioner (A), JMC R S Jamwal, Assistant Commissioner (R), JMC, Subah Mehta, (Nodal Officer), Senior Town Planner, JMC Anil Raina, SDPO City North Vivek Shekhar , Senior Manager Housing Board Rajinder Kumar Gupta and other staff of JMC.

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