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Corporation to moves to modernise fish market

INDIA - The City Corporation is planning to move the High Court against a verdict directing the local body to relocate the wholesale fish market at Pangode.

The Corporation is simultaneously working on a major regeneration project aimed at improving the facilities at the complex and controlling the environmental pollution caused to the local populace. Civic authorities said the work was expected to take off in a month.

“It will be a time-bound project to be completed in a year. After the contract is awarded, we propose to approach the High Court seeking permission to implement the project,” said a senior civic functionary.

The Corporation has been given one year to carry out the verdict.

The proposed modernisation of the market has been bogged down for more than two years after repeated attempts to tender the project had to be aborted in the absence of any takers.

In 2005, the Government had approved the blueprint for a modernisation project to be taken up under the Capital Region Development Programme. The project estimated to cost Rs.8 crore involved a total redesign of the market complex on the lines of the Jurong fish market in Singapore.

Source: The Hindu