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BMC to relocate physically challenged people by allotting shops in vegetable markets

The civic body believes that physically challenged and blind people's earnings via telephone booths have dipped as mobile phones have become cheaper

BMC to relocate physically challenged people by allotting shops in vegetable markets
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to demolish structures that were allotted to physically challenged people and will allot shops in vegetable markets.

The BMC has handed over telephone booths to physically challenged and blind people so that they would earn on their own. However, due to the evolution of mobile phones, many have stopped using telephones. This has affected their earnings because of which, the civic body has decided to rehabilitate them by giving shops in vegetable markets. 

Physically challenged people have 2 per cent reserved in vegetable markets. The civic body officials have decided to demolish the telephone booths and make a way for pedestrians. Physically challenged people will be charged accordingly for the shops they will receive in vegetable markets, said Nidhi Chowdhary, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (special). 

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