On Wednesday the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) began the repairs of the 51 of the 103 municipal markets in the city.
The repairs will include plugging leakages, improving the drainage system of the markets, among others.
The commencement programme was inaugurated by Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray at Mahadeobua Dandekar Mandai in Khar.
The BMC aims to complete these repairs in the next six months and then move on to other markets.
“We are in the process of redeveloping markets but that will take time. We want to keep the markets hygienic,” said additional municipal commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar.
The BMC has also got a logo designed for all its markets to bring uniformity and help people identify with these markets.
The cost of repairs is Rs 50 crore and once the repairs are completed the corporation will allot the work of housekeeping to different agencies.