The proposal to shift the Simmakkal fruit market to Mattuthavani’s central ‘smart market’ has been hanging fire for long.
Commissioner S. Aneesh Sekhar says, “Since this is a ‘smart market,’ we had to do soil testing and thorough inspection.
Those who attempt to reach Vilakuthooon through the fruit market say that they have resigned to navigating through narrow stretches.
A Madurai Corporation official said that the proposal to shift the fruit market to Mattuthavani was approved by the Corporation Council in 2013.
Despite these said benefits, the vendors,who are regularly told to vacate from Simmakkal, say that there are several problems.