Nagpur: “Immediately prepare a plan for renovation of Mahatma Fule Bhaji Bazaar building, and submit its proposal,” said Nagpur Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule here in the city on August 1.
He was speaking during a meeting held at Ravi Bhavan here and the subject of renovation of Mahatma Fule Market building was tabled before him in the prominent presence of MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh, MLA Vikas Kumbhare, NMC standing committee chairman Ramesh Shingare, NMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar and others.
The Gurdian Minister asked the NMC to prepare a budget-proposal for the renovation of building that must stand solid at least for a period of 5 years.
NMC commissioner Hardikar informed the minister that in the present situation, the vegetation-growth on the building was removed, face-lifting of building was done with plastering at many parts of building, and repairs of gutter tanks, toilets and bath-rooms, etc, were carried out.
It may be mentioned that Mahatma Fule Market is sprawling over 12 acres of land in which the spectacular Fule Bazaar Bhavan is constructed on 2.30 acres, controlled vegetable market by Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Nagpur is provided on 4.30 acres and public transport stand is provided on 5.40 acres.
Till 1992, the wholesale and retail trade of vegetables and fruits used to be held here at Fule Market, but in year 1992 the major part of market was shifted to Kalmana, under APMC Nagpur. However, some retail business in vegetables and fruits is still continuing at Fule Market under notification dated December 21, 2001 issued from Nagpur Zilla Up-nibandhak Sahakari Sanstha, Nagpur.
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