KUALA LUMPUR: Jalan Masjid India traders and shopowners are upset that the Federal Territories Minister has approved an additional 150 lots for the Ramadan and Deepavali bazaar.
City Hall had originally allocated 620 lots for the purpose.
A group of about 200 Masjid India traders and shopowners marched to City Hall at 10am yesterday to protest against the approval of the extra lots by Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad.
They said they did not want more hawkers to block their shops and worsen the traffic in the area.
Last year, traders in Masjid India suffered financial losses during the Deepavali and Ramadan periods when City Hall allowed stalls to open all over the area, said Masjid India Action Committee chairman Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin.
Later, after a function at City Hall, Datuk Bandar Datuk Ruslin Hasan said the matter had been brought to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's attention.
He said the traders would probably know whether the extra lots would be allocated today.
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