CHANDIGARH,21.09.17-Sh. Kamaljit Singh Panchhi President of Chandigarh Traders Association and Sh. L.C Arora Gen. Secy. Welcomed and appreciated the decision of Sector 17 as Vendor Free Zone in the meeting of a committee headed by Sh. Anurag Aggarwal Home Secretary U.T Chandigarh. Mr. Panchhi thanked the Home Secretary for accepting the long pending demand of Sector 17 traders.

Chandigarh Traders Association Sector 17 had already submitted a memorandum on the above issue to the Home Secretary UT Chandigarh ON 11TH Aug 2017 as below:                    

WE, THE TRADERS OF SECTOR 17 wish to submit that Sector 17 Market is known as  CITYS MOST BEAUTIFUL TOURIST ATTRACTION DESTINATION where crazy Tourists make a special visit to avail its beauty and enjoy VIP CULTURE  The Sector 17 is on  world map know to be biggest business hub in Northern Zone.

BUT  NOW THE IMPRESSION IS DIFFERENT during last nearly 2 years due to mushrooming of UNAUTHORISED VENDORS COVERING WHOLE OF COVERED VERANDAHS, OPEN SPACE IN THE ENTIRE SECTOR 17, ALMOST OPPOSITE TO ALL REGISTERED SHOPS.  They are selling factious products, indulging in low class competition and befooling the Tourists whereby tarnishing the image of  this world class market.

It is imperative to mention that Chief Architect of UT Chandigarh has also clearly declared Sector 17 as No Vendor Zone and sent necessary report to Municipal Corporation.  ALSO this issue was vehemently raised by Members in Administrator’s Advisory Council held recently. 

We understand that a Committee has been formed by Chandigarh Administration  Headed by your goodselfto take note of this serious issue and we request your kind office to involve Traders of  Sector 17 in the meeting of committee so as  to arrive at genuine solution where none suffers  with a  request you to kindly retain this area  as  VENDOR FREE ZONE IN THE INTEREST OF BEAUTY AND FAIR BUSINESS IN CHANDIGARH.