Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) observes Shutter down
Itanagar: The Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) on Thursday observed shutters down from 5 AM to 5 PM as a mark of protest against ongoing road eviction drive by the capital administration.
As per the decision taken by the Cabinet on October 8 last, the Capital district administration started with the demolition drive since Wednesday to ensure 15 mtrs Right of Way (RoW) on both sides of NH-415 and also to verify that the compensated structures have been completely demolished.
The traders’ body demanded of the administration to immediately stop the eviction drive saying that uniform compensation has not been maintained by the concern authority in disbursement of compensation amount to the building and other property owners along the road.
“We are not against the eviction drive but before carrying out such drive, the concerned authority must readdress the grievances of the affected people. The High Court has stayed the eviction of 14 building but many other buildings which are also at a same distance are subjected under eviction drive, which need further negotiation,” the IMWA pointed out. The IMWA maintained that in recent past the market welfare body had willingly worked with capital complex administration and as such IMWA have coordinated with the district administration in all spheres as per its capacity including last eviction drive, the body said.
It added that there are many widows, vendors and trivial business men and women along the said stretch of road and such eviction without negotiation and discussion is tantamount to imbalance of their income thus affects their spouse life and educations of their children as they are running their business in the affected building along the highways.