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Nashik: Residents and drivers are facing inconvenience due to large scale encroachment by vendors in Saraf Bazaar and Main Road area in the city. Businessmen in this area are also affected largely by this. On the backdrop of this, an anti-encroachment squad of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) conducted the anti-encroachment drive in the area on the second consecutive day on Friday and seized material on large scale.

NMC has shifted around 30-40 flower vendors in Saraf Bazaar to vacant space of the Ganeshwadi vegetable market and they have started their business there. Due to dirt and filth in Saraf Bazaar, water logging is taking place constantly. Businessmen suffered major losses many times due to water-logging here.

Jewelers and other shop owners recently had come together and had leveled serious accusations against NMC. Businessmen in the area also alleged that there was corruption in underground and monsoon sewage work.
In addition, following encroachment on a large scale in the Main Road area in the last few years, it is difficult to walk here and the situation is similar in the area between Dhumal point to Pipal Chowk. On the backdrop of this, NMC is taking action against vendors in the Saraf Bazaar area.

Following action on Thursday, the anti-encroachment squad took action in Saraf Bazaar and Main Road area. Two handcarts, three boards, three tables, five carats, one stand, three advertisement boards, 17 plastic bottles, five stools, one chair, three umbrella stands, one ladies sweater, 52 ladies single chappals, two benches, two stands and others.

The seized material thereafter was taken to godown at Ojhar octroi Naka. Following the action roads in Saraf Bazaar and Main Road area looked clear. The anti-encroachment squad stayed there for an entire day on Friday.
During the action, officials held discussions with flower vendors over the shifting of the flower market. They agreed to go to vacant space of the Ganeshwadi vegetable market. Thereafter, around 30-40 flower vendors were shifted there and set up their stalls.

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