Delhi: Sadar Bazar to be model for revamp of markets | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Agencies in old Delhi are working on a project to develop a model market in Sadar Bazar area wherein all shops will have signboard of symmetrical size, shutters of same colour and placement of dustbins at equal distance. The market will also be made plastic free.
The project will start from the iron and hardware market in Teliwara (Sadar Bazar). Area councillor and former North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Jai Prakash said that the project would involve multiple agencies apart from the local traders’ association.
“We had a meeting with the traders’ association in this regard on Tuesday and after that, I called a meeting with the area ACP and SHOs. While the traders’ association agreed to install signage of symmetrical size and shutters of same colour, I discussed with the police officers the installation of a police picket. For improving the drains and sewer, we may involve DJB,” said Jai Prakash.
He added that a board at the entrance specifying the contact details of officials concerned from various departments will be placed by the north corporation. “Efforts will also be made to sweep the market twice a day. Work on the project may start in the next 15 days,” the ex-mayor said.
A senior Delhi government official confirmed that there is a project to develop a model market with the involvement of multiple agencies. “But the details are yet to be discussed and the project is still in its initial stage,” said the official.
Members of iron and hardware merchants’ association said that they met the officials of the north district administration last week and discussed the project to making the market plastic free. “The district magistrate was also present and officials suggested that work for collecting plastic can be given to an NGO and in return, they will give cloth bags to traders. We agreed to the idea and later spoke to NGO representatives on this issue. Unlike the rest of the wholesale market, plastic is generated in decent quantities here after unpacking of machines and equipment,” said Rajendra Sharma, president of Iron and Hardware Mercantile Association.
“As far as the signboards of symmetrical size are concerned, there are already municipal norms to erect them of uniform size and we will convey this to traders to avoid action. We do have a public announcement system and CCTVs. We will get things rectified if needed. Security guards are deployed in the market during night hours,” said Sharma.


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