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Tamil Nadu: Civic body issues ultimatum to fish traders by C. Jaisankar September 16,2021   |  Source: The Hindu

Tiruchi Corporation has gone ahead with its decision to demolish the existing fish cum meat market behind the Gandhi Market so as to construct a modern building, by issuing an instruction to traders to shift with effect from Monday. The Corporation has made it clear that fish and mutton stalls will no longer function at the existing building, which was said to have been constructed about 50 years ago, by putting up a notice that the traders could henceforth conduct business at Diamond Jubilee Bazaar. Those among the traders who have had a long-standing association with the fish market, are a worried lot. “It is hard to digest that the 20 square feet stall that fed my family for five decades will be razed down. I am sentimentally attached to it,” says a 60-year-old fish trader. Though it was announced that the market would not function from Monday none of the traders have so far shifted operation to the alternative site as yet. However, some agree that they have no other option but to shift their business to a new location in a few days. “We cannot drag the issue further. We want an assurance that all existing traders will be accommodated in the new building. Though we have been demanding it for long, the officials have not given any assurance,” says another trader.




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