Local neighbourhood markets are very necessary for a town to grow and to prevent haphazard unplanned stalls from sprouting up. As such, I'd taken an initiative to set up Community Markets in Action Area I and II. Initial two markets were designed through a competition. Later, the others were mostly designed in-house by NKDA. The locations are:
Action Area I:
BD-92 (2,000 sq m), CB-31 (1,530 sq m), DD-1 (1,204 sq m)
Action Area II:
IIB-1138 (2,000 sq m), IIC-1834 (1,338), IID-2929 (2,929 sq m)
A typical community market would consist of 5-6 vegetable shops, 4-5 fish stalls, 2-3 meat shops, 4 grocery shops, 4 stationery shops, 2 medicine shops, 2 doctors' chambers, a cafeteria, other conveniences such as book kiosk, milk booth, electrical goods, fast food, hair cutting saloon, sweet shop etc.
Parking, circulation and utility would be incorporated.
In my review, I thought that in some cases the speed was too slow. I advised Chief Engineer NKDA to see how work could be expedited.
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Here is a clipping from today's Times of India: