Mangalore : A team from MCC under the direction of Praveen Chandra Karkera, MCC assistant revenue officer along with Manjayya Shetty – health officer; and Balakrishna Gowda – town planning officer, demolished several illegal petty shops on June 25. Wednesday morning.
The task of evicting the petty shops operating beneath the fly overs at Kuntikan and Kulur Junction. that were running their business without permission were bulldozed.
MCC Commissioner Shanadi Ajith Kumar Hegde had on Tuesday ordered eviction of the shops. Though the petty shopkeepers resisted the eviction attempts, the MCC officials succeeded in evicting them with the help of the police.
The same was the problem even beneath the Kuntikan fly over and on Wednesday all the shops which even posed cleanliness problem have been evicted amid opposition from the petty shop keepers who argue that the corporation was hitting at their bellies.
Speaking to the media, Balakrishna said that the petty shop owners were warned a month ago to clear the area, but they refused to move. The locals have been complaining, thus clearing them was essential.
There were liquor bottles in the dustbin next to the petty shops. Locals said some of the petty shop owners were consuming alcohol in the day time too, he added.