Guwahati News Desk: The health and enforcement branches of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) on Monday imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on six business establishments in the city for operating without a valid trade license.
The violations came to light during a trade license inspection drive at Basistha Chariali and Beltola area.
GMC officials said that altogether seven business establishments, including three unisex spas and saloon, two fast food stalls, one bar-cum-restaurant and one sweets shop were inspected during the drive, out of which, six trades were found to be operating without a valid trade license.
As per provisions of the GMC Act, all parties operating without a valid trade license were issued notices, and fines were imposed.
Since mid-November, the GMC has been carrying out regular trade license inspection drives in the city. The drive has revealed that a substantial number of business establishments in the city have been operating without a valid trade license.
The enforcement wing of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) on Monday carried out another eviction drive against unauthorized markets at Bhootnath, Kamakhya Gate and Basistha area of the city.
The eviction drive was aimed at freeing up space illegally occupied by traders. The agency also carried out an eviction drive against street vendors in the footpaths at Maligaon. The vendors were found obstructing the free movement of passer-by leading to their eviction. A penalty of Rs 50,000 was imposed on the violators during the drive.