Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has said that the Coimbatore vegetable market, which was closed due to corona spread, will reopen on the 28th of next month. Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam inspected the renovation work being carried out at the Coimbatore Wholesale Mall, which has been closed since the first week of May. He subsequently consulted with senior officials.
It was decided to open shops in the Coimbatore shopping complex at every stage. Accordingly, the food grain wholesale store will open on the 18th of next month and the vegetable market on the 28th of next month. Heavy goods vehicles will be allowed inside the Coimbatore market only from 6 am to 10 pm daily.
Light vehicles coming in for retail purchases will be allowed from early morning until 12 noon. No individuals are allowed. Passengers are not allowed to navigate auto and two-wheelers. One day a week has been decided rather than a holiday for the shops.
The step was taken to prevent the entry of lorries and small goods carriers that take vegetables to other markets and shops. It also sealed a private two-wheeler parking lot on the market premises for violation of COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Corporation would seal the exit also by 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Mettupalayam Road Bus Stand also would be closed to a section of the vegetable traders who had been shifted from MGR Market to prevent crowding.