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Works to construct modernised textile hubat Panneerselvam Park to begin next week

Old structures on the premises of E.K.M. Abdul Gani Textile Market complex at Panneerselvam Park in Erode being demolished.

Old structures on the premises of E.K.M. Abdul Gani Textile Market complex at Panneerselvam Park in Erode being demolished.  

New facility to have space for 292 shops, dining area, lifts, escalators and parking lots

Works to construct a modernised textile hub at a cost of ₹ 51.59 crore, on the premises of E.K.M. Abdul Gani Textile Market at Panneerselvam Park, is expected to begin next week and completed in 18 months.

As many as 1,110 weekly and daily shops selling garments were functioning from the premises for the last many years. The weekly market that functions from Monday evening to Tuesday night is frequented by merchants from across the State and from other States for bulk purchases. But the market premises lacked basic amenities and parking facility. Now, under the Smart City Mission the civic body has proposed to construct a modernised hub on an area of 12,427.50 sq.m.

The hub with modernised amenities, including centralised air conditioning system and parking space, would have two basement floors (4,561 sq.m. each), ground floor (4,460 sq. m.), and first, second and third floors each coming up at 3,697 sq.m. It would have parking space for both four-wheelers and two-wheelers in basement I and II, besides a parking lot in the open space in the premises. The hub would have a total of 292 shops, besides dining area, four lifts, escalators and staircases.

Corporation Commissioner M. Elangovan said that the ground breaking ceremony was done before Deepavali, but work could not be commenced as traders sought more time to vacate their shops.

Temporary shops have been erected for over 220 shopkeepers on the premises and demolition of old structures in the construction area would be completed in a week. “Construction activities would commence in a week”, he said and added that work would be completed as per schedule.

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