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Charminar vendors get tourist-friendly lessons

Charminar vendors get tourist-friendly lessons
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In order to streamline the entire ambience across the Old City and instil a sense of responsibility among the vendors near Charminar, police officials have been training them to behave well with the tourists and others.

  • Police department hold interactive session with hawkers
  • It is part of Charminar Pedestrian Project
  • Vendors asked to behave properly with visitors
  • To follow traffic rules and not to encroach pedestrian space

Charminar: In order to streamline the entire ambience across the Old City and instil a sense of responsibility among the vendors near Charminar, police officials have been training them to behave well with the tourists and others.

Besides this, vendors, hawkers are being approached to be responsible towards sanitation, cleanliness and overall façade of the Charminar market. Civic authorities have completed the works of Pedestrian Project partly and hawkers were displaced to different places nearby.

The Telangana government wanted to develop the Charminar and its surroundings like that of Amritsar Golden Temple in Punjab. In order to achieve this target, not only the renovation of the monument is desirable but the people doing business around it also need to behave responsibly and participative.

An interaction session with the hawkers and vendors of Charminar was held recently by the police department wherein their support and full cooperation was sought. Police officials have advised the hawkers to follow the instructions of government authorities so that Charminar becomes a lovable destination for the tourists.

Moreover, the vendors and hawkers were promised to be taken care of by the authorities. A bridge especially for the pavement vendors and hawkers has been proposed to be built near Salar Jung Museum over Musi River.

Vendors were also advised to follow the traffic norms and refrain from resorting to encroachment of the footpath and roads meant for the pedestrians and vehicles.

As part of the pedestrian project, the entire look of the Charminar market is bound to change since authorities have decided to have a uniform sign boards on the shops, constructing ring roads around the monument, buffer zone has been created and many other initiatives have been taken.

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