The INA market in South Delhi — famed for its exotic vegetables, seafood and other hard-to-find food items — may be shut down temporarily if the civic authorities have their way on Wednesday.
Acting on the high court's order, the MCD will be entering the market to demolish encroachments and illegal constructions.
Traders said they would protest the demolition, which until now had been going on in adjoining areas.
During an inspection last week, the Delhi High Court appointed monitoring committee found massive encroachments in the corridors inside the market. "The market has become congested because of these widespread encroachments. The HC has ordered them removed," said BL Vohra, a member of the committee.