43 coconut water vending sites alloted
Mohali: With an aim to boost its revenue, the Mohali municipal corporation is reported to have allotted 43 vending sites for sale of coconut water through a draw of lots.
Now, with this practice as per the officials, Mohali becomes the only district in Punjab to have special sites for coconut water.
MC had received a total of 895 applications for the 43 vending sites to be alloted and thus a draw of lots was conducted at the MC office, in the presence of MC Commissioner Navjot Kaur, Joint Commissioner Kiran Sharma, Secretary Ranjeev Kumar and Superintendent Avtar Singh Kalsia.
Of the total 43 sites, three each are in Phases 1 and 11, and two sites each are in Phases 2, 3B1, 3B2, 6, 9, 10, 7 and Sectors 70, 71 and 78. Also, four vendors will be placed at Sector 68 and one each at Phases 3A, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8B Industrial Area, YPS Chowk, Sectors 66, 67, 77, 79, 80 and Sohana village.
MC is hoping to fetch an annual revenue of over ₹1 crore from these stalls.
Each vendor has been told to pay three-month rent ( ₹54,000) as security and a month’s rent ( ₹18,000) in advance, besides 18% GST on monthly rent.
MC Commissioner Navjot Kaur said for transparent allotment, the draw of lots proceedings were videographed.