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More restrictions at Koyambedu market

Following uncontrolled crowd at Koyambedu wholesale market and traffic snarls on the roads around it, the Greater Chennai Corporation has imposed restrictions on entry of vehicles.

More restrictions at Koyambedu market


According to a statement from the Chennai Corporation, retail vegetable and fruit sellers visiting the market on two-wheelers would not be allowed to enter the market. “They should come to the market between 4 am to 7.30 am. If any two-wheeler enters the market, it will be impounded,” it warned.

There are no restrictions for the retailers who come to the market in three-wheelers and four-wheelers. Residents are already barred from entering the market and only retail sellers are being allowed to enter the market. The decision was taken during a meeting that monitoring officers Rajendra Kumar and Abhash Kumar had with Chennai Corporation officials at Ripon Building.

All the retail vegetable sellers should wear masks and wash their hands before entering the market. Social distancing is also mandatory. In the last few days, lockdown restrictions were violated around the Koyambedu market, with scores of retail sellers thronging the market, forcing the civic body to impose time restrictions. “There are around 10,000 wholesale traders and employees in the market. The civic body has been instructed to conduct health check-up camps there,” the release added.

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