The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in Gujarat will impose a ban on stalls selling non-vegetarian food items in public places from Tuesday, reported ANI. Officials of the civic body’s Estate Department will also inspect the carts and remove the ones selling non-vegetarian food items.
“Stalls selling non-vegetarian items will not be allowed along public roads and in the 100-meter radius of schools, colleges and religious places, Town Planning Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided,” said Committee Chairperson Devang Dani.
Dani said the decision was taken as there were complaints of “bad smell” from morning walkers, those visiting religious spaces and “parents as these were leaving negative impact on minds of young children”, reported The Indian Express.
Stalls selling non-vegetarian items will not be allowed along public roads & in the 100-meter radius of schools, colleges & religious places, Town Planning Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided. The execution will start tomorrow: Committee Chairman Devang Dani pic.twitter.com/TBDrlvCPrb
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The decision came two days after the civic body’s Revenue Committee Chairperson Jainik Vakil wrote to the Municipal Commissioner and the Standing Committee seeking a ban on the sale of non-vegetarian food items on the streets, according to The Indian Express.