To cope up with the stiff competition from the supermarkets and malls, MCGM is now planning to give its Raj era BMC markets, a complete makeover. In this context, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackrey visited the markets and expressed the immediate need for repair and cleanliness. MCGM has decided to revamp its markets. In this context, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray accompanied by other Sena leaders, visited vegetable markets in the suburbs and heard grievances of both the vendors as well as the customers. This is Thackeray’s second visit in this month. In the present fiscal budget, the civic body had allocated Rs.50 crore to revamp these markets. If the things go as planned, then the project is likely to be inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, either by Uddhav, or Sena Chief Bal Thackeray. During his visit, Thackeray was approached by locals who complaint about the filthy state of the markets, especially fish markets and about cats, dogs and donkeys roaming about freely in the market. Speaking to the media, Uddhav Thackrey said that there was a need to clean the market. The BMC has planned to give a facelift to its 51, vegetable markets in two phases. Proposal for the first phase, which will include 22 vegetable markets 11 from both Eastern Western suburbs respectively, will be put forth before the Standing Committee during this week’s meeting, while the remaining 29 markets will be renovated in the second phase. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
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