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Toba fruit, vegetable market to be given more land

Toba fruit, vegetable market to be given more land

TOBA TEK SINGH: The Punjab government accepted local people’s demand to shift the fruit and vegetable market -- located on a narrow piece of land -- to a wider place.

The government approved shifting of the market from underpass road to outside the city opposite the district police lines.

Market Committee Chairman Rana Abdul Qayyum said on Wednesday the map of the new location had been approved and 48 kanals and eight marlas had been selected where previously a cattle market was set up once a month.

He said that Rs5.6 million had already been paid by 37 commission agents to the market committee as token money for allottment of shops in the proposed fruit and vegetable market while the committee would spend Rs52 million on shifting and development.

Spokesman of the fruit and vegetable commission agents, Iftikhar Ahmad Kassana, said the current location of the market near railway underpass was congested and when the railway crossing was closed, all the traffic passed from the market. Resultantly, traffic was often blocked during the busy morning hours.

Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2015

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