The city administration announced to discontinue the vegetable market in Sector 19, Panchkula, after complaints were raised at the public grievances redressal meeting, on Monday.
The issue of encroachment on public land by vegetable vendors was raised in the meeting. Hence, it was decided that - like in other sectors - the vegetable market in Sector 19 would now be held every Sunday.
"The decision was taken after hearing both sides," said deputy commissioner (DC), SS Phulia.
However, councillor from ward number 13, Ravi Kant Swami, opposed the decision. He said "The vendors put up their stalls only for a few hours. It is an added facility for the residents of Sector 19. I will oppose this move."
The grievance redressal meeting was held under Sultan Singh Jandola, chief parliamentary secretary, irrigation and transport. As many as 15 complaints were raised out of which 13 were resolved.
Other issues discussed
Dyal Singh, a Pinjore-resident, complained that even after retiring from HMT, Pinjore, he had not been getting any pension. Phulia said his case would be looked into and if he was a deserving candidate, old-age pension would be given.
Councillor Swami raised the issue of country-made liquor shops in Abheypur, which, he said, were a source of nuisance in the area because of which women were not able to go out. The concerned official said the space for liquor shops was earmarked by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for two years. Jandola intervened and said, if all members of the grievance redressal committee wrote to him, such liquor shops could be closed from the next auction.
Devinagar-village residents raised the issue of clean drinking water for which directions were issue to HUDA officials. Ranjeeta Mehta, president of the Greater Panchkula Co-ordination Committee, raised the issue of poor roads, toilets in market and parking problem in Sector 16.
Phulia instructed HUDA and municipal corporation (MC) officials to get the new roads laid and construct toilets in the market.