Kothapet market to hit officers hard – the New Indian Express

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Through Express news service

HYDERABAD: The authorities’ announcement to move the fruit market from Kothapet to a temporary location in Batasingaram has distressed commission officials, who now face an uncertain future. Ram Mohan, a commissionaire, wondered how they could be moved without establishing the necessary infrastructure and facilities in Batasingaram, or Koheda, where the new permanent market was supposed to be built on 178 acres.

According to C Narasimha Reddy, grade II secretary, agricultural market committee, two sheds, a reverse osmosis plant, 30 toilets, a canteen, dormitories for farmers, an administrative office and a bank extension counter are already in operation. place on the leased 11 acre lot. by the market committee in Batasingaram, paying Rs 15 lakh per month. However, the commissionaires dispute this claim.

The standoff between the state government and commission agents dates back to 1986, when the fruit market was relocated from Jambagh to Kothapet, after which the agents also took the matter to court. Even now, agents are concerned about whether space would be allocated to them in the new location and whether their licenses would be valid.

Of the 342 licenses issued to commission agents, 186 were issued that same year. The market committee made it clear that licensees without a physical establishment in the market would not be accommodated in the new market, which was a tipping point in the dispute between the two parties. However, it’s not clear why they got the licenses in the first place.

Those most affected by relocation are day laborers and hawkers, who have settled in localities close to the market. “Our contractor calls us at night to ask us to come for the loading and unloading work, which we do all night. How can we now travel to Batasingaram at 11pm? “Asked Vijaya and Bharathi, day laborers, who are now considering moving to Batasingaram with their families.

Not only hawkers and retail fruit sellers, but all players in the supply chain, including consumers, will now have to shell out additional sums to compensate for increased transportation costs for local vendors, who will have to pay more. get to Batasingaram here on. Perhaps this is the compromise between the government and the citizens to get a government super-specialized hospital in Kothapet.

FIGHT SINCE 1986

The standoff between the state government and commission agents dates back to 1986, when the fruit market was relocated from Jambagh to Kothapet, after which the agents also took the matter to court.


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