Chandigarh is in a great push to drag carts off its streets, while original planners wished for them to be incorporated
The outlaw bun, your everyday lunch cheaper than a burger, comes from a young entrepreneur's street cart. Eggs, carrots, and hot dogs in a leaf bowl drenched with hot sauce. Grab the hustle of the street. Cart wheels.
The music the cobblestones make beneath an ice-cream vendor's cart makes the road human.Otherwise, ground by a thousand wheels in the grey and grimy heat, a burden of traffic on its breast is all the city street ever feels--a dull weight and speed of work that never ends.
Chandigarh is in a great push to drag carts off its streets. Police lock up even 40 vendors a day to clear a public way . While original planners wished for them to be incorporated. In a stinging critique of the city's planning years after its construction, Aditya Prakash, late architect who worked with Le Corbusier in the Chandigarh Capital Project Office from 1952 to 1963 and designed iconic buildings from Tagore Theatre to district courts, wrote that "rehris are mobile shops, informal markets advocated strongly to be included in the Master Plan".
When there were no markets or shops in Chandigarh, there was only construction labour, a few engineers, architects, and their staff. The labour engineers, architects, and their sta had their thatched huts and a wooden stall outside the city.Temporary shops came up in Sector 19, where the architects had makeshift offices. The chief shoppers were the servants of the project staff.The state built shops in Sector 22 to accompany regular houses, yet the provisional stalls remained, and multiplied gradually . They began to serve housewives who now appeared on the scene. A rehri market came up under the mango trees in Sector 23. It is still there. It was first to get sort of official recognition, which did not mean the provision of any facility , only that the rehris were allowed to be there. Only recently some sites have been covered.