Mangaluru: Vegetable, fruit wholesalers reluctant to shift from Central Market to Baikampady

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 5: The wholesale vegetable and fruit vendors of Central Market in the city are reluctant to follow the district administration's instructions to shift to APMC yard in Baikampady.

Instead, the merchants have asked the district administration to provide them permission to operate from Nehru Maidan, service bus stand or Karavali Utsav grounds near Ladyhill. In a statement, Mohammed Mustafa, president of market merchants' association said that an appeal in this regard has already been submitted to the deputy commissioner on Saturday, April 4.

Though the DC had ordered to shift the Central Market businesses to APMC yard of Baikampady two days ago, the vendors have not heeded the orders. The district administration had not permitted business from 11 pm of Friday to 4 am of Saturday. Hence the wholesalers sold the goods to retailers from the point of entry of trucks carrying fruits and vegetables to the city.

The wholesale vegetable and fruit merchants of Central Market are not agreeing to the recommendation of district administration to shift their businesses to Baikampady saying that it is too far from the city and also lacks infrastructure.
The president of merchants' association opined that as this is a temporary arrangement till the lockdown gets over, they should be allowed to do business from the other three alternate venues within the city. It is possible to maintain social distancing in those spots as the areas are quite vast. But the district administration is pressuring the vendors to operate from Baikampady itself and efforts are on to convince the merchants, he said.


Comment on this article

  • Aneesha, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Encourage the new people who want to start business in Baikampady. So that everything will slowly shift to new market. Close the old market. Dont depend on these current merchants who doesn't want to follow the law and orders. Do not approve the request to operate in Karavali ustava maidan.

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  • Francis Noronha, Naguri / Ujjodi- both locations

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    What happens for those people staying in Padil and Ujjodi, etc. How far have they to travel to collect vegetables and fruits. Francis Noronha - 8494904135

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    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    This order is for wholesellers only

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  • Rodney, Mangalore/ Central Market

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    It is too late, but still the Administration and Police Commisinerate and City Corporation coordinating with each other must demolish the Mangalore Central Market and the Ground Zero has to be converted to either parking area or a Symbolic Statue or tower to be maintained there, not for style but to stop over crowded Area or city congestion. And to keep the Central Region Clean and tidy The Central market retail sales must be shifted to Derebail where plenty of Government land still exists. The Whole sale market must be operated from Baikampady. So avoiding and spread of congestion in the city can be reduced. Service bustand can be diverted to Kavoor or Kannur Padil. The present service bustand can be converted to city bustand. No buses should be allowed to park on the main road between state bank to Rao and Rao circle. All Vehicles Entering Mangalore near Kottara Chowki must continue through Nanthoor Highway and enter various destinations within city. All vehicles moving out of the City must use KS Rao Road Route, PVS junction and go out through Lady hill, Chilimbi and Kottara Chowki. Bendoorwell Junction to State Bank route must be made ONEWAY. Those who wants move towards bendoorwell should take route from Lady Goschen to Lighthouse hill take Bunts hostel circle to Mallikatte to St Agnes to Colaco Hospital Road then move straight towards Bendorewell Circle. (No right turn at Bendoorwell towards Balmatta or State Bank.

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    First make the existing bridge back to running condition or built a new bridge, its the right time. changing market at this time is a disaster.

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  • Edward, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    this is the best time to shift it to bykampady..

    let the wholesale market be outside the city.
    its all part of the smart city proposal.

    The amount of waste collected in the city central market will be less.
    The disease spread due to this waste will also come down.
    the lorry traffic coming inside the city will be less.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    is this APMC of mangalore ........
    see the condition of this place .......

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Dear Merchants - Better you take bigger space and use the opportunity . In this temporary world nothing is permanent.

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Divert all vehicles to the new location and let MCC take over the wholesale business to keep prices down. lockdown central market from all 4 sides.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    This is the right time for administration to shift the wholesale market to out skirt. In every city wholesale veg market is not inside the city. This will make Traffic smoothly run. And lockdown the administration must shift the service bus stand also . Then only Mangalore will develop.

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  • DMBangera, Mangaluru/Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    If the authorities keep waiting for everyone to agree to follow the orders, there is no chance of controlling corona virus problem.Once the order is passed, make sure that it is implemented.This is not the time for convincing and appealing to all and sundry.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Do not allow the trucks which are bringing fruits and vegetables to the central market. DC should advise he police department to duvertthe lorries to APMC yard. Then see how these people will go to the APMC yard. If the traders want to trade they have to follow the order of the DC or go and sit at home.

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  • ROHITH, Mangaluru

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Change is good. Public grounds are not meant for wholesale vegetable purpose. It is very good initiative from DC to shift wholesale fruit and vegetables to baikampady.

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  • Roshan Madtha, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Change is always painful.

    Good move by government don't allow them. This will create traffic and garbage issue within city.
    All infrastructure is ready at APMC. Its far better place than what we have. I visited the place it has wide roads and buildings.
    Also please shift bundhar whole sales to APMC

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  • Johan, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Do you know no shops or infrastructure are ready . How wholesaler will sale vegetables it will be difficult to sale . Nehru maiden will or shop near service bus stand they should provide shops

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 5 2020

    Change Brings Opportunity ...

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