LICENSED hawkers in Shamshuipo yesterday called for the provision of free shuttle buses between the MTR station and their markets to attract more shoppers. The hawkers claimed they had lost business to illegal hawkers who operated closer to the residents. They said about 20 per cent had closed their stalls in the past four months. They also accused the Urban Service Department (USD) officers of being ''too lazy'' to crack down on illegal hawkers. About 500 licensed hawkers were moved from an old market in Pei Ho Street to the public markets in Tung Chau Street and Nam Cheong Street last October under an USD scheme aimed at clearing illegal hawking in the area. A hawker, Mr Wong Tin-hung, who led 10 representatives to meet Urban Councillors yesterday said illegal hawkers still remained. Illegal hawkers swamped the streets near the MTR station exits as early as 6 am each day before the working hours of USD officers, said Mr Wong. He said it was unfair to the licensed hawkers and urged USD to provide free shuttle buses to carry housewives from the MTR station to their markets.