FISH MARKET AT URAN NEGLECTED, ALLEGE VENDORS
URAN: The fish market constructed by Uran Municipal Council ( UMC) eight years ago is languishing. It lacks basic amenities causing problems for both the customers and the sellers.
The market was constructed after pulling down the old structure. However, no facilities were provided.
The main entrance of the market has been shut and a new entrance built behind the market. The main entrance area has been given to chicken vendors, leading customers to think that the market is shut. This has affected the business of vendors. They said the customers have to take a longer route to enter the market and their business has been affected.
With UMC not making any provision for draining of water from the fish market, it leads to waterlogging.
Prakash Bhagat, a local resident, said: “Often customers have to make their way through the stagnated water. There have been several incidents of customers slipping and falling in the market.”
He added, “Waterlogging has turned the area into a breeding ground for mosquitos. Why would customers want to come to the market?”
Naresh Tandel, a vendor, said: “The vendors themselves face a major problem as there are no toilets in the market. There is no facility of drinking water either. Despite this, the vendors have to pay Rs10 in the morning and Rs10 in the evening as tax for use of the premises.”
Since there is no water in the market, the fish vendors use water from a private well. UMC officials said they would look into the issue and take action.