Sunday, April 30, 2017

Yekaterinburg officials remove illegal kiosks

Yekaterinburg city authorities recently began forcing the closure of illegally built and operated kiosks, the city's press service said.

These kiosks include stands that sell bread, vegetables, fruit and newspapers. At least 10 different bread, vegetable, fruit and newspaper kiosks have been taken down since Nov. 21.

City officials designed a program that cost more than the equivalent of $37,000 to discontinue the kiosks. The administration’s goal is to have all of the kiosks removed by the end of 2014.

Legal kiosks will be allowed to remain in business.

The Oblastnaya Gazeta newspaper reported that out of the 10 kiosks removed so far, only one of them was removed by city officials using the city budget. The other nine stands were torn down by the stands' owners.

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