CANACONA: Finally, in positive action, Canacona Municipal Council acted tough against the erring fish vendors and curbed Illegal fish-selling practices jeopardising people’s lives along the Highway roadside within municipal limits.
In fact, motorists as well as pedestrians visiting the commercial hub of Chaudi heaved a sigh of relief as Canacona Municipal Council Chairperson Ramakant Naikgaunkar almost single-handedly acted tough on erratic fish selling practices, and stopped selling fish on the roadside, particularly in the commercial hub of Chaudi and successfully moved the municipal fish vendors back into the municipal fish market on Tuesday.
According to Naikgaunkar, though the stern action was delayed for too long, he personally approached Fish vendors of the Municipal fish market who used squat outside the market to sell fish.
“Their only demand was CMC should first stop the erratic practices of selling fish on the roadsides, and since they don’t get the customers coming inside the market, they are forced to sit outside. I approached the fisherwomen selling wishes across the highway road (from Nagorcem to Xeller), and advised them to stop occupying the places as it causes traffic chaos and it’s a threat to the life of many, including the fisherwomen. Their contention was they are not allowed inside the municipal market, which we agreed to look upon in future,” he said.
On Monday evening, all were told not to occupy any of these places across the highway road, and also advised municipal Fish-vendors to move inside the market, which they did on Tuesday, and no fish-selling activities were permitted across the highway.
“We have given an assurance that the municipal fish market will be cleaned daily, and Fish-vendors are provided with one set of the Toilet keys of the nearby vegetable market.’, Naikgaunkar informed regarding temporarily solving the grievances of the municipal Fish-vendors.
Naikgaunkar also informed that the weekly Saturday bazaar will also be set up inside the vegetable market complex, and no vendors will be allowed across the road in the open at Chaudi.
Naikgaunkar further informed that ‘our municipality is adjudged as the cleanest in the country, and if we do not leave up to that level it will be unethical on our part if we do not take corrective measures on visible measures.
Incidentally, there is a widespread appreciation for the action taken by the municipality and particularly the chairperson to ease the congested commercial Chaudi town.
“We have been looking for this action for a long, though it was required to be checked at the bus itself. Now, not only businesses but the Motorists and shoppers visiting Chaudi town are happy with the move by Chaudi councillor and CMC Chairperson Ramakant Naikgaunkar,” stated Shankar Naik of Chaudi.
Several others visiting the commercial hub of Chaudi appreciated the municipal move as one of the best for the safety of all.’