Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj
Thackeray today sought space from the Mumbai civic body on
5,000 footpaths in the city to set up 25,000 stalls to provide
employment opportunities for locals.
MNS legislator Pravin Darekar, who is also the chairman
of the Mumbai District Central Co-operative Bank (MDCCB), said
the party has demanded space for 25,000 stalls for unemployed
people and said financial assistance to the needy would be
given by MDCCB.
"Each stall will be manned by two persons, thereby
creating employment opportunities for 50,000 people. The
stalls will sell vegetables, fruits, dairy products among
others. Five stalls can be set up on each footpath," he said,
adding that the financial aid by Mumbai District Central
Co-operative Bank would cover cost of material, stationery and
He said the party has made the demand under Government
Resolution-2002, which seeks to provide job opportunities to
Darekar also said the party would ensure that the stalls
do not create hassles for pedestrians.
"The MNS Chief has asked the BMC to identify space on
footpaths in the city for setting up stalls for unemployed
people. We will look into the Government Resolution. We will
study it," Municipal Commissioner Swadhin Kshartiya said about
the MNS demand.