A need for a vegetable market is being felt for a longer time for Golnaka and its adjoining areas. But lack of interest on the part of the concerned authorities continues to deprive the area of such a facility.
This thickly populated area depends on road side stalls and the push carts that regularly line up at a lane near the Golnaka Bridge, the presence of many vegetable stalls and pushcarts at one place had though given the particular stretch a name of a vegetable market, a name familiar for the locals of the adjoining areas as well.
Come evening and there is a flurry of activity with the people arriving in hordes to make purchases, bargaining is a main characteristic of the place. “The vendors quote exorbitant prices, they are at liberty as this is not a Rythu Bazaar. We have to bargain with them and settle for some price,” says C. Madhu, who regular to the place.
The market is the only place where regularly fresh vegetables are brought in from the Gudimalkapur wholesale market.
It attracts people from the surrounding areas of the Kachiguda, Nimbolliadda, 6 number and other localities as well. “A need for a market exists since the early days of formation of these localities, but the authorities could not provide one. Moreover we have to stop our vehicles on the road and make purchases,” says Aanath, who regularly comes to market from Kachiguda, a kilometer away from the place.
People shell extra money on buying certain produces that are otherwise not available with the local pushcart vendors who move through the localities. “There is no control on prices of certain scare products, at times we are forced to buy five rupees more than the prevailing market price,” says another visitor to the place.
Parking is yet another problem for the visitors to this place, it being on a colony main road people are devoid of any safe parking place.
“A vegetable market at some nearby place with adequate parking facilities will solve the age old problem of the residents,” feels Satyanarayana, a private employee.