Protests by Lal Chowk shopkeepers against lifting of vehicles by traffic police
By: Mudasir Khan VOV
Scores of shopkeepers in Lal Chowk held a protest against what they described as harassment by the traffic police to the customers and to the shopkeepers by lifting their bikes, scooters and vehicles.
The protesting shopkeepers on Monday said that administration and traffic police were trying to force them to close their shops and business establishments as no customer is allowed to come to their shops after they park their vehicles in the vicinity.
Protests erupted in the main business hub of Lal Chowk on Monday because of the traffic police action against the bikers and vehicle owners in this area.
The protesting shopkeepers told the media that the main business center of Lal Chowk is at the verge of closure due to the harassment by the traffic police to the customers and also to the shopkeepers.
The protesting shopkeepers said that survival is more important than Smart City and if the government wants them to shut their business they are ready to do so provided they are given employment.
Most of the young shopkeepers said that they are self employed and have struggled with their business with huge bank loans and have asked for the halt to the harassment by the traffic police in and around Lal Chowk so that they can conduct their normal business.