Kohima, December 1: Nagaland government is working on measures to provide marketing sheds in the colonies and wards so that overcrowding in the main town area, specially the State capital Kohima can be eased.
Replying to media persons during the sidelines of two-lane Sanuorü Bridge here on the implementation of the Street Vendors Act in the State, Advisor for Municipal Affairs and Urban Development, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire said the government is looking at provisions to provide proper marketing sheds to the street vendors because the street vendors are a cause of big problem for commuters on the road.
“We want the roads to be as big as possible and therefore constructing market sheds on the road will add more problems,” he said adding that efforts are being made to identify buildings in different colonies so that at least two colonies can have a common market and people will not have to rush to the town for their daily needs.
Saying that even the state chief minister is pressing for colony market sheds, Dr Kire said he and the department would be soon meeting the colony leaders to have further deliberations.
(Page News Service)