The renowned Unit-1 Market of Bhubaneswar is in a dilapidated state now. The question is whether we should come up with another market in the same place. The centralised market was a necessity several decades ago; and it has served the purpose well. Today if we come up with a similar facility and invite everyone in the city to the central business place, are we not planning for chaos in the city centre? Should we invite everybody to the city centre to buy their vegetables and groceries? It suits the people of the city to have four or five markets located strategically in four or five different parts of the city. Such decentralised establishments will help both buyers and sellers in addition to decongesting the city centre. The traders also will have more options as the new markets will be in a position to accommodate them. The place, where the market is existing now, can be converted into a site to showcase Bhubaneswar’s life and achievements. I appeal to the elected representatives, the officials and the citizens of this great city to think about such a proposal before going ahead with any other move.
K Ravi, E-237, GGP Colony, Bhubaneswar-751025,Mob: 9437616497