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Madurai fruit vendors fined for encroachment

MADURAI: The Madurai Corporation on Thursday slapped a high-quality on shopkeepers within the fruit market for encroaching upon the general public space.

Corporation commissioner Aneesh Sekhar visited the integrated fruit market in Mattuthavani and found 16 fruit vendors encroaching upon the trail with their baskets and packing containers.

They have been asked to clear the trail and have been fined Rs 500 each and every. Two larger retail outlets that had extended their retail outlets space past the authorized limit have been fined Rs 1,000 each and every.

The commissioner later warned the shopkeepers that they might be relieved in their licences in the event that they continued to encroach on public space.

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