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Several meat shops fined by GMC for violating norms
City Correspondent
 GUWAHATI, May 23 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) officials today inspected several meat shops located at Uzanbazar, Sarabbhati, Ganeshguri, Kachari Basti, Hengrabari Road, Borbari Chariali and Sixmile areas and realised a fine of Rs 20,000 for violating several norms.

A source in the GMC said, “A team from the Corporation, including joint commissioner Siddhartha Goswami along with the police, inspected the poultry and mutton shops in these areas. A mutton shop, M/s Bablu Market, at Sarabbhati was fined an amount of Rs 15,000 for not slaughtering the meat at the GMC authorised slaughterhouse. The team also seized the meat. One poultry shop at Ganeshguri Kachari Basti area was fined Rs 5,000.”

Moreover, the GMC team under the guidance and supervision of its commissioner Devajyoti Hazarika today conducted a survey regarding illegal parking, loading and unloading of vehicles at Panbazar, Fancy Bazar, Machkhowa and Athgaon areas.

Three teams were constituted zone wise – Central Zone, West Zone and South Zone.

“Altogether, 178 shops were inspected during the survey. Majority of the shops on SS Road at Fancy Bazar did not renew their trade licences. They were directed to renew the same immediately, otherwise, the GMC will take strict action against them. The team also inspected placing of dustbins by the shops,” a GMC notification stated.

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