Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city has decided to not allow stalls selling non-vegetarian items along public roads. “Stalls selling non-vegetarian items will not be allowed along public roads and in the 100-meter radius of schools, colleges and religious places,” said Devang Dani, the Chairman of Town Planning Committee, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. 

Dani said the decision was taken by the Town Planning Committee and will be effective from tomorrow (Tuesday).

There have been demands to remove non-vegetarian carts from the road. 

Addressing a gathering in Anand, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel said that it was not a question of vegetarian and non-vegetarian. “People are free to eat whatever they want. But the food being sold at stalls should not be harmful and the stalls should not obstruct traffic flow,” he said.  

The chief minister said local civic bodies take decisions on removing food carts if they hamper road traffic. “Local municipal corporations or municipalities take decisions to remove food carts. They can do so if they are obstructing traffic on city roads,” he said. 

The Chief Minister’s clarification came in the backdrop of local BJP leaders demanding removal of non-vegetarian food carts from roads in different cities of Gujarat. 

In Ahmedabad, the municipal corporation has decided to remove non-veg food stalls from public roads and those operating 100 metre from schools and religious places. The demand for removal of non-veg food carts from public places have also come from cities like Vadodara, Rajkot and Dwarka.

With inputs from agency 

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