- NET Web Desk
All the unregistered shop owners in the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) area should apply for a shop licence by May 25, failing which strict legal action would be taken; informed the Caretaker mayor – L Lokeshwor.
Addressing the mediapersons, Lokeshwor asserted that all business establishments in IMC’s jurisdiction should register for a shop licence. The change is necessary owing to the growing number of shops ranging from small stalls to wholesalers’ outlets.
Lokeshwor stated that after the deadline set by IMC officials has passed, they will initiate a search for unregistered establishments, with any shop discovered unregistered at IMC facing legal action.
IMC has yet to invite applications for the businesses built on the first floor of three Khwairamband Ima marketplaces, according to Lokeshwor.
“The claim that some officials are taking Rs 10 lakh in order to occupy one business is unfounded. If anyone is proven to be participating in such behaviour, including IMC officials, they will be prosecuted under harsh legislation,” he stressed.
He further added that IMC officials are continuing its drive to transform Imphal into a clean town and appealed the citizens to cooperate by registering themselves at a mobile waste collection service (door-to-door waste collection).