Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh): Jivaganj, an old residential area, has been declared as corona hotspot. On Sunday, the illegal vegetable market was removed by residents who made vendors to vacate the area.
The vegetable market of Nayi Abadi area has been closed by administration and vegetable sellers from there came to Jivaganj to sell their stock.
Consequently, people flocked it to buy vegetables. “This was despite the fact that the area has been declared a Covid hotspot. Seeing the crowd here, no one could say that pandemic has struck. Vegetable sellers seemed least bothered,” a local resident said.
Four days back, residents of Jivaganj had informed administration and police about the problem. Sub divisional magistrate Bihari Singh and police station incharge Amit Soni visited vegetable market for 2 days. But vegetable market was back in place as soon as the officials left.
As a result, the residents of Jivaganj visited market at 7 am on Sunday and requested vegetable sellers and customers to vacate to avoid Covid spread. The vegetable sellers didn’t budge initially but residents of Jivaganj prevailed. Finally, they made all the sellers and customers to vacate the area.
Jivaganj residents Saubhagya Mal Jain, Advocate Ajay Kumar Sikhwal, Manoj Sankhla, Natwar Bhai Parikh, Saurabh Dosi, Neeraj Joshi, Dharmendra Goti, Anant Narayan Sharma, Vinay Aggarwal, Shekhar Garg, Gotu Bhavsar and Brajesh Joshi have demanded permanent removal of illegal vegetable market.