Mangaluru, Sept 17: U T Khader, Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Dakshina Kannada district in-charge, has said that new state-of-the-art markets would come up in Mangaluru in near future.
Speaking to reporters, he said that the Karnataka government has proposed to have a market at Kadri at a cost of Rs. 12 crore and another at Kankanady at an estimated cost of Rs. 41 crore. A fish market was proposed at Alake at a cost of Rs. 2 crore. A new market will be built at Urwa Store at a cost of Rs. 35 crore.
The construction of the Central Market complex will be taken up under the Smart City Project, he said.
Urwa Market-Complex inauguration soon
The six-storeyed market-cum-commercial complex at the Urwa Market will be ready by the end of October, said Mr Khader.
The new complex will have facilities for selling fish in the cellar, while fruits and vegetables stalls will be on the ground floor. There will be facilities for selling chicken and other shops too.
“The Mangaluru Urban Development Authority has been directed to complete the work by the end of October,” he said.
Earlier, Mr. Khader had a review of the construction of the complex taken up at a cost of Rs. 10.5 crore.
MUDA Commissioner K. Srikanth Rao said that the stalls have been designed for 35 women selling raw fish and two women selling dry fish. Mr Khader asked Mr. Rao to consider extension of space for selling fish by making use of adjoining land of Mangaluru City Corporation.
Asking the fisherwomen to make use of the facility being created at the new complex, Mr. Khader said that the government will create additional facility to accommodate more fish sellers.
“Revenue in this coastal region mainly depended on fish. We will design facility to meet the needs of fishermen for the next three decades,” he said.
State of the art markets to come up at Kadri, Kankanady, Urwa Store, Alake: U T Khader