Order of the Bombay High Court regarding illegal hawking activities on an urban road, Mumbai, 23/10/2015

  • 23/10/2015

Order of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Shri Vile Parle Kelvani Mandal and Ors. Versus Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Ors. dated 23/10/2015 regarding illegal hawking activities on the Gulmohar Road which connects to S.V.Road and Juhu Tara Road and Versova Road through Link Road which is a 100 feet wide extremely busy road.

It is pointed out that thousands of people using Gulmohar road have to suffer traffic jams. It is pointed out that one of the most major causes of traffic jam is illegal shops/ stalls on footpaths on both sides of the road. It is pointed out that in many of these stalls, the occupants are illegally running eateries. They are cooking food in the stalls. They are selling fast food. It is pointed out that the customers of these stalls park their vehicles either in angular or parallel manner which creates traffic jams. It is pointed out that these illegal stalls are creating a lot of dirt and air as well as noise pollution. It is pointed out that large number of party workers of a political party have been given authorisation to run Zunka Bhakar stalls. They are also doing cooking in the stalls.