16 shops demolished at Vastrapur Gam

AHMEDABAD: Some 16 stores had been demolished at Vastrapur Gam, close to the IIM flyover in Vastrapur space of the town on Tuesday. Authorities of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) showed that the decision was taken after consent of the shop-owners.

Chaitanya Shah, the AMC’s in-charge deputy property officer of the New West Zone, said: “We held meetings with the occupants a couple of occasions and explained why the step was vital.” Shah said the shop-owners had asked for time until March 12 so that they might empty their premises. “We gave them the vital time,” Shah said. “The resolution has been taken to widen the road close to Vastrapur Gam which is currently inflicting a significant traffic bottleneck.” He said the flyover on IIM Crossroads is ensuring smooth traffic float however the stretch in Vastrapur Gam was slim and was inflicting traffic hassles right through top hours.

While there was no major hue and cry at the demolition website online and the process was smooth, some shop-owners allege that the civic government informed them only in January and then no notice was issued. “The officials informed us orally a few days ago and didn't give us any written notice,” said Ramesh Thakor, whose store was demolished. “For some of us, it was business as usual this morning, apart from for an excavator parked nearby. We had been then asked to shut store and the demolition started. We had no choice however to remove whatever shall we.”

Most shopkeepers run small companies, selling flora, vegetables, or running a hair-cutting salon. On an average, they earn as much as Rs 500 in line with day. “We pay Rs three,000 hire for a room and don’t have any alternative supply of incomes,” said Jayshree Valand, who used to lend a hand her husband run a hair-cutting salon. “ AMC officials must a minimum of provide us with house to run our business.”

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