Market checking held in Pampore

PAMPORE: Tehsil Administration Pampore on Friday carried out a specialised drive in saffron town Pampore of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district for checking market and passenger vehicles.
Officials told Kashmir Reader that on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer , a team of officers headed by Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din and SHO Pampore Manzoor Ahmad carried out a multipurpose drive at Saffron Town.
Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din told Kashmir Reader that the drive has been conducted in view of closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway and possibility of price rise and hoarding by shopkeepers.
“The checking was conducted after reports that some erring traders and shopkeepers are charging exorbitant rates in view of closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway which was closed for vehicular movement due to road damage in Kela Morh Ramban few days ago,” officials told Kashmir Reader.
The inspection team checked the quality, hygienic condition, expiry and rate lists of Food items and other essential commodities.
During inspection, the checking team realized a fine of Rs 5400 on various shopkeepers for violating the legal regulations. They also destroyed contaminated vegetables and spices.
“Such drives will be conducted on routine basis so that quality of commodities is ensured,” he said, adding that focus was
traffic decongestion on Namblabal-Hospital road, control of prices of commodities, and control of vehicle fares.
He urged traders not to violate the rules and directed them for displaying the rate lists at their respective trade centres.
The Tehsildar also warned the shopkeepers and vendors not to encroach the footpaths failing which shall render action against the violators. He also warned them to avoid hiking prices of commodities on their own.

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