SALEM: The Salem Corporation is constructing a floor in front of the New Integrated Bus Stand to provide space for the pavement vendors to set up shops.
A few months ago, civic officials evicted the vendors from the platforms and pavements in the bus stand, following complaints from the general public. The Corporation officials promised the vendors that they would provide a separate space for the vendors to set up shops.
The Corporation had started the construction of the floor with concrete blocks 15 days ago.
A sum of Rs. 6 lakh was allotted for the work. It was expected to be completed in two weeks time.
Civic officials said that all the pavement vendors selling fruits and other items would be shifted after the completion of the work.
The Corporation was also re-constructing the drainage channels in the bus stand.
Additional drinking water provisions were also being created. An artificial fountain would also be established near the bus stand.