Saturday, 23 January 2010

200 handicrafts kiosks at INA Market before Commonwealth Games

To give a fillip to the handicraft industry, Municipal Corporation of Deli (MCD) is planning to set up several kiosks at INA Market that will sell mostly handicraft products and food items. These kiosks will serve as a model market.

The civic agency also plans to set up such markets across the city — one in each ward, said MCD officials.

"A total of 200 kiosks will be set up in INA Market. Many of these kiosks will sell handicraft products. Since Dilli Haat is right opposite INA, these kiosks will cater to tourists visiting the area to buy souvenirs during the Commonwealth Games 2010.

However, the approval for setting up these model kiosks is yet to be taken from MCD’s standing committee, an official said.

These kiosks will have solar panels. A toilet that can function without water will also be put near the kiosks. The decision to set up the kiosks was taken in the licensing committee meeting of held last week. The civic body had received 1,31,000 applications for licence to operate such kiosks.

"To maintain a record of all street vendors, we are planning issue identification cards to all vendors," said Surender Gupta, chairman of the licencing committee of the MCD. The civic agency said it had completed the process of surveying all street vendors and registering them.


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