IN A bid to beautify the biggest City commercial centre - New Market and give it a distinct look, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has requested traders to paint their establishments the same colour and put up signboards of similar dimensions.
On Sunday BMC, invited traders who had their establishments in the outer circles to a meeting in this regard. Initial efforts were made to persuade New Market traders to colour and decorate their shops in uniformity. The three dozen traders present at the meeting responded positively to this suggestion. Some more meetings to discuss this issue will be held in the near future.
In the second phase, shopkeepers inside New Market will be persuaded to opt for a uniform look. During the meeting, it was suggested that all traders in the outer circle of New Market should paint their buildings white and traders consented.
It was also suggested that all traders should put up boards of equal dimensions and a decision was taken that these boards should be of 90 centimeter in width.
The traders were told BMC would also help them in painting their establishments. Office-bearers of New Market Vyapari Sangh and corporator Lily Agrawal also gave some other suggestions for the beautification of New Market.
BMC additional commissioners Arvind Dubey, Abhay Bedekar and several other officials were present at the meeting.