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Updated December 11th, 2010, 09:40 AM IST

New building for the old vegetable market

Posted on December 8th, 2010 at 06:09 PM and last modified on December 11th, 2010 at 9:40 am.

Gandhi wholesale vegetable market near Rock Fort, the oldest market in the town, would soon function in a new building as the municipality has plans to construct a new market at an estimated cost of Rs.4.5 crore. Sufficient open area to load and unload vegetables would also be provided, said R. Natarajan, Chairman, Dindigul Municipality.

He said here on Tuesday that 350 shops would be set up and a separate yard for loading and unloading would also be established. Sufficient space would be provided for movement of trucks.

An open site, which was used as lorry parking bay on Dindigul-Palani Highway near Sakthi Talkies would be utilised for construction of new complex, he added.

The existing market area near the Rock Fort would be transformed into a playground and a children’s park.

A cement podium, where Gandhi addressed the gathering in the town before Independence, would be retained, Mr. Natarajan said.

The municipality would also shift the lorry shed to the existing garbage dumping yard near Muruga Bhavanam on Dindigul-Palani Highway. Another site on Batlagundu-Dindigul bypass had been identified for dumping municipal wastes.

To a question on renovation of roads, the chairman said relaying of TNEB Colony Road would commence tomorrow.

Relaying of Race Course Road, popularly known as Ring Road, had commenced on Saturday. Since the rain had stopped, the municipality would expedite laying of interior roads.

With the completion of underground drainage project, residents, with no drinking water and drainage connection so far, may apply for new connections to the municipality within five days. The underground drainage and drinking water connection would be given immediately.

They may contact the chairman or the municipal commissioner for further details. This facility is available only to the areas where the underground drainage work was over.

Hitting hard on CPI(M), who frequently staged protests against the delay in renovation of roads, the chairman asked the Dindigul MLA, K. Balabarathi, not to politicise the work delay, caused due to natural calamities for petty political gains.

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  1. Selva Manikkam says:

    Oh, its Dindigul Rock fort vegetable market ah? i thought it’s for Oddanchatram vegetable market.

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