Imphal: Imphal West police on Tuesday dismantled road side vendor shop sheds along the northern side of Dingku road near Khuman Lampak bus terminus.
The eviction drive was conducted under the instruction of additional superintendent of police, Imphal West (law and order), AG Sharma.
The officer said roadside vendor shops erected on the northern side of Dingku road causes traffic congestion and the vendors fail to implement government guidelines to avoid spread of Covid-19.
Lamphel police had also warned the roadside vendors to evict themselves as the shops are illegally erected on roadsides which is also against police act. Earlier Lamphel police had sent notice to the local club of the area for eviction. So police evicted the site as the vendors failed to evict themselves in time, he added.
He said the evicted site will be disinfected by Imphal Municipal Corporation.