PATNA: The state government has decided to create and construct vendor zones to provide temporary sitting arrangements to footpath vendors under 29 urban local bodies of the state on the consultancy advice of Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK.
Under the same programme, the work on constructing a vendor zone has been started at Motihari, while one of them would also come up at a cost of Rs22.85 lakh near Hanuman Mandir at Rajvanshinagar in Patna in the next one month, said urban development minister Prem Kumar on Monday while reviewing the status of construction of vendor zones in the state.
Kumar said the vendor zone being constructed at Motihari at a cost of Rs30.15 lakh would be completed in three months. It would provide temporary sitting arrangement to 105 footpath vendors. Similarly, the vending zone would provide sitting facility to 70 footpath vendors at Rajvanshinagar here, he added.
The 29 urban bodies where the vendor zones would be created include Patna, Danapur, Khagaul, Phulwarisharif, Hajipur, Biharsharif, Chhapra, Ara, Begusarai, Siwan, Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Dehri, Sasaram, Aurangabad, Nawada, Purnia, Saharsa, Kishanganj, Katihar, Bhagalpur, Munger, Jamalpur, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Bettiah, Motihari, Darbhanga and Rajgir.