Veggie sellers not entering residential streets in Trichy | Trichy News – Times of India


TRICHY: Three days after the district administration and Trichy Corporation launched the sales of vegetables and fruits through mini-load vehicles and push carts, many residential localities complained that the vehicles are not reaching residential streets.
The vendors, despite having passes for selling vegetables during the lockdown, are stationing their vehicles on arterial roads, which eventually attracts crowd.
From launching 672 vehicles on Monday, the corporation gradually increased the vehicles to 1,555.
As of Thursday, the civic body has given permission for 2,196 vehicles to sell vegetables and fruits in the 65 wards here.
Despite increasing number of vehicles, people in Big Bazaar street falling under Srirangam zone and Karumandapam falling under K Abishekapuram zone have complained of not spotting the vegetable vehicles for mobile sales in their areas.
It was found that the vehicles were stationed at the arterial roads, attracting crowds, which defeats the purpose of lockdown. The pushcart sellers in Palakkarai stationed their vehicles on Eda Street with people visiting them to purchase vegetables.
“It is better if the corporation directly sells the vegetables or appoints one of the staff in a few vehicles to cover all streets. We have not seen any vegetable sellers in our locality,” K P Rangaprasad, a resident of Big Bazaar street, said. Vegetable vendors upon being questioned blamed the restrictions from city police for not covering all parts. “It is difficult to monitor them. We have been permitting more vehicles for sales, we will streamline the complaints,” a senior official with the corporation said.

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