Mangaluru: Shops come up again at Central Market

Daijiworld Media network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 28: As the court has stayed the order issued by the deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district to close down all shops in the Central Market building, the shops have opened again in the market building from Sunday, September 27 onward. The city corporation has been allowing the businessmen who hold valid licences, to conduct business.

Over 25 shops dealing in utensils, vegetables, fruits, plastic items etc located in the outer ring of the market have started to conduct business. Shops inside the market have not yet been opened. The lock of the main gates has not been opened. As water and power connection has been severed, the businessmen are using generators. As the toilet is inside the market building, the merchants are facing problems.

Hassan, ad hoc president of the merchants here said that a lot of things went waste as the shops are locked for six months. He said that due to fungus which grew during the rainy season, items are not for sale. So, businessmen lost lacs of rupees. He said that the merchants will meet the corporation commissioner on Monday and request him to open the gate of the market and allow businessmen to operate.

In the meanwhile, street vendors at State Bank, Lady Goschen, Central Market outskirts, etc have picked up business. More shops dealing in fruits and vegetables have come up. The city corporation will start to act against illegal businesses from this week.

City mayor Diwakar Pandeshwar said that the Central Market has 264 retail shops and in most of the shops are run by unauthorised persons who have got them on lease. He said that henceforth, only holders of the licences will be allowed to operate.


Comment on this article

  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 29 2020

    Street vending is worse than doing business at Central Market.

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  • J. F. D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 29 2020

    Central market shops which were closed during lockdown period are now started functioning. But what about the shops that have come up along Town Hall roadside that too sheds are formed on footpaths. Then what about the fate of pedestrians? Specially Senior citizens. People have to walk on busy traffic roads and the street vendors have to carry on their petty business on roadsides. Very Funny and rediculous.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Even today people don't follow govt directives set for pandemic time.
    No mask wearing or social distancing followed....Still we call DK is buddivantara jille...
    God save dk...

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Tuglaq politics. What was the need for all this hassle?

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  • Abdul Shereef, Maikala

    Tue, Sep 29 2020

    Well, some one tried something with good intentions and long term vision.
    But failed because of 'democracy' backed by selfishness, foolishness and temporary gains!!!

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    The central market was forced to close because of social distancing, what about the new supermarket at Attavar where there is no social distancing? Children below 10 years and senior citizens were allowed in the new supermarket.

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