The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in Gujarat has imposed a ban on the sale of non-vegetarian food items at stalls alongside public roads from Tuesday.
"Stalls selling non-vegetarian items will not be allowed along public roads and in the 100-meter radius of schools, colleges and religious places, Town Planning Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided. The execution will start tomorrow," senior town planning official Devang Dani told ANI on Monday.
He further informed that people were the city were complaining about its sale alongside the public roads and the decision was taken in the meeting of the committee.
Reacting to the ban, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said that people are free to eat whatever they want to.
"It is not a question of vegetarian and non-vegetarian. People are free to eat whatever they want. But the food being sold at stalls should not be harmful and the stalls should not obstruct traffic flow," said the Chief Minister in Anand district.