Mysuru, March 31:- “The MG Road vegetable market has been shifted to Mysuru Dasara Exhibition Grounds to avoid the spreading of the novel coronavirus. But people are not maintaining social distancing. As a measure of precaution, 7 markets have been established at various layouts in the city,” said Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Gurudutta Hegde.
He was speaking to media persons in the city on Tuesday.
“Establishing these markets will help the public to buy vegetables, fruits and daily needs near their homes. This will help in maintaining social distancing as well. Staff to look after these markets have already been appointed,” he said.
“The first market is at Lalitha Mahal Palace Grounds. Ravish of census section, Jayaram, Manjunath, Rohit are looking after it. Vehicles from T Narasipura can come to this market,” he said.
“Accountant of Zone 2 of MCC, N Srinivas, accountant of Zone 3 Chandrashekar, Prasad, Siddaraju, Vinay will look after the market at Dasara Exhibition Grounds, MG Road. Vehicles from T Narasipura will come here,” he said.
“The third market is near BEML last bus terminal. Jayaram of election section of MCC, Lakshminarayan of Zonal office 1, Adarsh Kumar, Shivaraj are in-charge of it. Vehicles from HD Kote will come here. The fourth market is near Nimrah Mosque, Rajivnagar 1st Stage. G Mohan and Rajashekar are in-charge of it. Vehicles from Bannur and Malavalli will come to this market,” he said.
“The 5th market is at Chamundi Vihar Sports Stadium Ground. In-charge engineer S Ravi, Umesh, Satish of election department, sanitary supervisor Philomena Raj are made in-charge. Vehicles from Bannur and Malavalli are directed to this market,” he said.
“The 6th market is at Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, Sunday market. HP Shivanna, Sathyanarayana Joshi, Putta Nagaraj are looking after this. Vehicles from Hunsur will come here. The 7th market is at Bannimantap Grounds, Mysuru-Bengaluru Road. G Mohan, Mani, Vijay Kumar are made in-charge of the market. Vehicles from KR Sagar, Srirangapattana, Palahalli and Ananduru are directed here,” he informed.
“The carts of farmers have been given a painted space of 12×15 feet. Parking and other facilities have also been provided. Concerned officials are instructed to look into any prevailing problems,” he said.
He instructed the officials to make sure that merchants and public wear masks and maintain law and order. (MR/KS)