Hawkers who ply their business on the western pavement of Royapettah High Road in Luz Circle zone have been asked to vacate by Chennai Metro authorities as barricading and preliminary work has begun.
Though they have not cleared their hawker stalls, they now have no way of doing business.
This morning, a group of these hawkers presented a plea in writing to the local area councillor, Saraswathi of the CPI ( M) party, seeking from the civic body, an alternate space to carry on their business.
For now, hawkers on the other sidewalks continue to do business. But they are aware that the ones on the Nehru News Mart and Sukha Nivas restaurant side will also have to move out.