After 11 days newspaper finally reached homes in Lucknow

Photo of a newspaper hawker in Lucknow.

Lucknow: In a big relief to newspaper readers in Uttar Pradesh capital city Lucknow, the papers have finally reached homes after Hawkers resumed distribution after 11 days of strike.

Newspaper hawkers in the state capital on Monday resumed distribution of papers as the logjam between them and newspaper owners over commission came to an end after 11 days.

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According to a representative of Uttar Pradesh Hawkers Association, Manoj Nigam, said, an understanding was reached between newspaper owners and hawkers’ association following several rounds of parleys.

Nigam said, the commission over which the stalemate was continuing has been restored and a couple of other demands concerning the hawkers have also been met.

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He further added, the hawkers had gone on strike as their commission was lowered from September 1st.

The hawkers’ association had also met Principal Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal over their demands following which a deputy director-level officer was appointed to find a way out.

 

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