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Goa: Ponda fish vendors to be shifted again June 22,2020   |  Source: The Times of India

For the second time within a week, the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) has decided to relocate the fish vendors. From Monday they will operate out of the underground parking lot of the municipal market complex at Upper Bazar. On June 15, they were shifted to the airport road, behind the market. Following complaints from those living in apartment near the road, the Ponda civic body decided to shift the vendors inside the market parking lot.

It may recalled that ever since the lockdown, from March 24, the municipal fish market has been shut. The vendors then started selling fish at various points along the roadside. Expressing surprise over PMC’s sudden decision to shift the vendors, some citizens said the airport road was a suitable place for fish vending as customers are able to maintaining social distance. The new place is a closed structure, which is risky and may lead to spread of the coronavirus, said locals. Several Ponda residents have demanded that the fish vendors be allowed to operate from areas where they were doing their business earlier.

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