New Delhi: With an aim of controlling price of vegetables and fruits, the Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to build four new wholesale markets in the city.
These four major wholesale markets will come up in Mangolpuri, Nasirpur, Okhla and Tigri Khampur areas.
At present, there are three major wholesale vegetable markets in Azadpur, Gazipur and Okhla.
"We have decided to build four new vegetables and fruit markets with an aim to control price rise of vegetables and fruits and cater to the people of Delhi," said a senior official said.
The official noted that every year, prices of vegetables and fruits go up which affects the "Aam Aadmi" budget, but with these four new markets, government will store sufficient stock of vegetables and fruits in these markets so that their black marketing could be stopped.
According to the plan, fodder market, which has been closed in Mangolpuri since 2009, will be developed as a wholesale vegetables and fruit market.
"We have also decided to develop flower market, which has been closed for several years and is situated near the existing Okhla vegetable market, a into new vegetables and fruit market there.
"We have also plans to come up with a new wholesale market in Nasirpur area near Dwarka," the official said, adding that government will soon seek land for this market from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
Officials hope that the new vegetable markets in Okhla and Mangolouri area will be functional within the next two months.
Work will start on the Nasirpur market as soon as DDA gives us land for it.
Government also said that in Tigri Khampur area of west Delhi, a new vegetables and fruit market will be built on 70-acre land which will become functional in two years.