If one watches travel shows, the presenters often go to local markets and spend quite some time there understanding the local food and even tasting food at the outlets. Well, we are yet to go a long way to be featured in travel vlogs, but the Telangana government is nevertheless taking the first steps to modernize two markets in Punjagutta and Ameerpet.
The GHMC is planning to build two modern markets, one in Ameerpet at the cost of Rs 13.2 crore and another in Punjagutta at the cost of Rs 6.7 crore. Both the markets will be four-storied and will have a cellar and stilt floor for two-wheeler and four-wheeler parking. The same was approved by GHMC standing committee on May 11.
Ameerpet market will be spread across 1174 sq yards, and the Punjagutta one will be spread across 801 sq yards. The Ameerpet market will have 19 shops and two rooms on the first floor, while the second, third and fourth floors will have 21 shops each.
In Punjagutta, there will be 45 shops, with eight shops and two office rooms on the first floor and 13, 11, 13 shops on the second, third, and fourth floors. The old buildings will be demolished, and the new facilities will come up with stalls, bulbs, fans, and parking spaces, to name a few. The buildings will shield the vendors from harsh climate, flies, and other pollutants.