In a bid to check pollution and traffic congestion in the capital, the Delhi Government will modernise all its wholesale markets and set up new retail outlets near the city's borders.
Laying the foundation stone for a vegetable and food grains market at Gazipur in East Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said that her government is determined to modernise all its markets and establish new ones near the border to check pollution and traffic congestion in Delhi.
"With the commissioning of a well-modernised and well-planned market at Gazipur, the Trans Yamuna area would get recognition because of its unique modernised infrastructure, which would be an attraction during Commonwealth Games," she said.
The mandi will be constructed in three phases and would house 668 shops within its premises.
The market, spread over 37 acres of land, will be built at a cost of Rs 75 crore and is expected to be commissioned within the next two years.
It would have banks, cyber cafes, electronic auction halls and general shops.