Going to the local markets and purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables is a daily chore for many of us. But can you even imagine this freshness coming out of the 'gutters'?
Yes, there's a video that has gone viral on social media showing hawkers in Vakola area of Santacruz, Mumbai, storing their groceries in open gutters.
#Hawkers use open gutters for storing and hiding vegetables.Here’s a video of a group of hawkers in #Vakola taking out stored food items from gutters. #Santacruz #Mumbai @mnsadhikrut @ShivSena @sanjaynirupam @INCMaharashtra @SandeepDadarMNS pic.twitter.com/tk5OX72YU3— Mumbai Live (@MumbaiLiveNews) February 9, 2018
While you try to digest the disgusting act, Twitterati already burst out and lost their cool.
This is too much the society in Metro is going into gutter.— Girish Soni (@ghsoni) February 9, 2018
MCGM and Police must handle this matter— Nil Pathare. (@Pathare2M) February 9, 2018
Height of storing the veg. This is our Mumbai What muni. Commi. has to say?. He must be hiding behind --------. Shame for you. I hate you.— Dr S M Vora (@suryakantvora) February 9, 2018
Caused a shock to funnyman Jose too.
Shit couldn't have been worse than this.
Bullshit!! This is really shity!!— Snehashish Sen (@imsnehashishsen) February 9, 2018
Assistant commissioner Alka Sasane told TOI,
From the past four months, we have been taking action against the hawkers of that particular area. Our vehicles and staff are present there all the times to prevent the hawkers from conducting business there. Legal action will be taken by filing first information reports (FIRs) against them, if required.
Although the BMC officials have alleged that the hawkers have done this intentionally to defame the civic body over its “carelessness”, the dirty act has surely shattered the trust we've been placing in the sabjiwale bhaiyyas all through this time.
The unhygienic practice needs to be investigated and stopped.