The state government has come up with a solution to ease traffic issues in the city by building fish markets in some places. It is known that more and more people are consuming fish these days due to health reasons, and with migrants from other states settling in Hyderabad, the demand for fish on weekdays and weekends is very high. Two fish markets in Kukatpally and Nacharam have been opened for the public recently.
And that’s not it. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has already identified and begun work on three more fish markets in the city. By and large, fish was sold roadside, leading to people blocking the way for vehicular traffic. This resulted in traffic snarls at many places, and in densely populated places like Kukatpally, the traffic problem was a real nuisance. The traffic woes, especially in Kukatpally Phase 6, have eased considerably after the move.
The fish markets will provide proper shelter for vendors during all seasons, and the markets are expected to follow hygiene protocols. Now GHMC is busy constructing fish markets in Begum Bazaar and Mallapur at the cost of Rs 19.40 crore.
Also, the GHMC is coming up with a new model market at old Lingampally near Narayanaguda at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crore. The foundation was laid by MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao in January 2021. The old market has been demolished, and ground plus three-floor building will come up here, with a cellar for parking. The work is progressing swiftly.