It remains to be seen whether fresh efforts being made by the municipal authorities to persuade vegetable vendors to occupy stalls allotted to them in the DS Vegetable Market will fructify?
It has become a hide-and-seek game between the vendors and officials for a long time.
In order to bring all vegetable vendors to one place avoiding traffic obstructions on the busy Weekly Market Road, Pochammagalli and Bobbiliveedhi, the civic body has built the new market with all facilities.
Over 100 stalls have been earmarked for them, but the vendors after a few days of stay in the market came back to their original places, i.e, roadside outlets.
The fresh drive, launched under the supervision of Municipal Health Officer Dr. Sirajuddin, who is known for his commitment and sincerity to shift vendors from roadside outlets into the market, is likely to yield results, as he has been prevailing upon them for the last ten days.
Responding to the vendors' complaint that if they were inside the market, farmers coming from villages to sell vegetables on the road-side would affect their business, the MHO assured them that all possible steps would be taken to make farmers come to ‘rythu bazaars' to selltheir productss.
He also assured them that he would also ask the shopkeepers not to put up vegetables outside their shops.
Dr. Sirajuddin told The Hindu that he would also ask meat vendors and other shopkeepers to immediately vacate their roadside outlets.
P. RAM MOHAN in Nizamabad
Though vendors are provided 100 stalls, they are reluctant to use the place