So far our strategies have been, and indeed continues to be, as follows:
1. Relocation: Very successfully done in New Town near Unitech SEZ. A one-acre plot was developed adjacent (and this is the key, it has to be close to the present location) to the food shacks. The vendors were consulted from the inception. New stalls, with common dining areas, were distributed to existing owners through a transparent lottery (positioning is important, very much so), and the whole area is managed by NKDA nad a Committee. A showpiece. Took 3 years to operationalise.
2. Food Park: Being planned in Sector 5 with a multilevel car park with ground floor and first floor for relocated food kiosks
I have also been appealing to Corporate Houses to "adopt" food kiosks near their front pavements to look better, in the temporary time frame, and to NGOs to encourage the stalls to adopt fire safety and hygiene norms. However, to show them how this can be done, I've requested NDITA, NKDA and Webel each to take up 2-3 food kiosks on pavements and upgrade the looks.
Here are three examples (two are already in place: contact me on WhatsApp (+91 70031 50189) if you want to see) including one at the design stage:
|At New Town: Graphics are being changed|
|At Sector 5 Salt Lake, near Techno India: Graphics display public interest messages|
|Design by Webel for Sector 5 Webel Gate Road|
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