Eviction of Unauthorized Urban Street Vendors in Colonies
According to my "limited" information the vegetable vendor, the fruit vendor and perhaps also the fruit juice vendor and not to forget the Mother Dairy ice cream vendor appear kind of a necessity, especially for the seniors in a locality. Would one really want to do away with them, even if they were to be banned by law?
Then there are vendors of bidis and cigarettes, tambakhoo and gutka etc. who exist only if the local policeman continues to get his regular "haftah". At least that's what I'm told.....
And many, many amongst us would rather buy a glass of chai in the morning, rather than go to the effort of making a cup at home.....too much expense on gas or electricity for that one cup/glass of chai. Would you want to do away with these chaiwallas?
And, having said that, why do we accept as given the existence of a "mochi", the shoe mender every two-three streets, or the roadside book/magazine seller, the phoolwalla?
There are always pros and cons of situations.
Are we tolerating or accepting co-existence?
These questions, my dear, I leave unto you to answer...... more