30,000 street vendors have been surveyed as part of the Corporation’s efforts.
Story so far: Every five years, the Chennai Corporation conducts a survey of street vendors. So far, 30,000 have been included, and a total of 70,000 is expected by the end. The last survey, done in 2017, identified only 27,195 vendors.
- The town vending committees will ensure no one is left out. They’ll help demarcate vending zones to benefit the vendors and the public.
- Some officials said town vending committees are waiting to get approved by the state government. Vendors want to reconstitute the committees that were dissolved due to a high court order.
Grievances: V Mageshvaran of the Tamil Nadu Street Vending Workers’ Federation said one zone marked on the NSC Bose road was unacceptable to the vendors. He said the spot is unhygienic.