Nagpur: If all goes as per the directives of Guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will take over the long-pending plan for revamping the Gokulpeth vegetable market in just two months. With the assigned marketplace in a shambles, vendors occupy the streets around creating hurdles in traffic movement.
The market was till recently in control of the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) and had prepared a new building plan for it. However, with the NIT now being kept out of the city and only NMC given responsibility for all civic amenities within city limits, the plan will have to be executed by the civic body, Bawankule said.
Municipal commissioner Ashwini Mudgal, west Nagpur MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh, corporators Sanjay Bangale, Rupa Rai and BJP leader in civic house Sandeep Joshi were present at the special meeting summoned by the guardian minister. He directed the NMC to take up the plan, revise it if necessary and get approvals of the civic house within two months and start implementing it.
Bangale said hawkers were spilling all over streets while the platforms inside for vegetable vendors were unused. There was also need to remove encroachments for smoother traffic movement on the West High Court Road. Need for deploying traffic police on WHC roads and on Ravinagar to Ramnagar road where traffic had of late increased, was also discussed.
Deshmulh raised the traffic problems and inconvenience caused to people from Metro Rail project work. The minister asked the Metro authorities to remove barricades and hurdles without delay wherever the Metro-related work was completed.