Bollywood celebrities Rishi Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, composer Vishal Dadlani, director Kunal Desmukh, designer Manish Malhotra protested march to raise awareness about the BMC’s plan to designate hawking zones in the predominantly residential area on April 12, Sunday morning in Mumbai.
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra with his wife was amongst others who protested with other Pali Hill residential people.
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Angry Rishi Kapoor who attended the protest against BMC’s proposal for allowing hawking zones at Pali Hill residential area, raised a good point saying, “Why are there no hawking zone where ministers stay? Pali Hill is a residential colony, not a commercial area”.
He also said “It makes no sense for hawkers to be allowed in Pali Hill. This will only inconvenience us. There is enough traffic already, cars are parked on both sides of the road – where is the space for hawkers? It’s not a commercial zone, it’s a residential zone.”
All the residents along with the Bollywood stars who reside there raised their voice against the new proposal made. The BMC’s proposal will allow 2000 hawkers to set up shop on 50 footpaths, which is completely not acceptable by the people out there.