Work on modern fish market gets underway in Karwar

Source: S.O. News Service | By Shahid Mukhtesar | Published on 12th March 2018, 1:48 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: The construction of modern fish market has begun in Karwar, which is expected to be completed soon. The need for a modern fish market has been a long pending demand of women folk.

According to sources, the fish market is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore. Rs 5 crore will be funded through Nagarotthana, remaining amount of Rs 5 crore will be provided by IDSMT.

Two years ago, an old fish market attached to Gandhi Market in the City was demolished since it was in poor condition. As a result hundreds of women fisher folk had temporarily shifted to a market on the beach.

According to Municipal Commissioner S Yogeshwar, the fish market will be constructed in two stages and consist facilities like toilets and air conditioned rooms. Shreeram Constructions has taken up construction works and begun the preliminary works for the market, he added.

He said that fish traders will be given space for their business on ground floor and first floor of the building. On the other floors, some commercial activities will be taken up.

Nearly 280 women can run their fish business in the ground floor. Each one will have separate arrangement with a counter, fish basket and weighing machines.

A tunnel will be constructed to facilitate waste water, for which STP tanks will be constructed, S Yogeshwar added.

A separate arrangement will be made to transport huge trays. Lift facility and parking facility will be provided, he said.

During the second stage of construction, market will be made available for 250 women to sell dry fishes. Along with it, trading in chicken will also be facilitated.

He also informed that around fish market, commercial complexes will be opened.

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