A fish market's stink is something that turns off even the most ardent seafood lovers. But things are changing for the better at Begum Bazaar, where fish lovers used to fight off the stench and somehow manage purchases before rushing off.
According to officials, hygiene will be the most striking factor at the Begum Bazaar fish market that is being renovated. At the same time, traffic chaos, which was another major turn-off for many people, too will be done away with.GHMC (The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) is the mastermind behind the facelift of the fish market, which Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav inspected on Saturday. He was accompanied by Goshamahal MLA T Raja Singh, GHMC officials, and other elected representatives.
The minister said that the construction of the fish market had been finished at the cost of Rs 9.5 cr on the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. He also added that around 500 families would benefit from this renovated facility. GHMC officials also gave instructions to sanction Rs 33 lakh for laying sewerage lines near the fish market.
Meanwhile, the GHMC officials said that besides providing a decent workplace for fish vendors as new stalls would be allotted, the new facility also aims to ease traffic congestion as the new market has a dedicated parking space.
As per reports, the meat will no longer be exposed to flies and dust with this new facility. Unlike earlier, vendors will also have a permanent roof. In addition, the dedicated parking space will ease the traffic on the road near the fish market.