Heavy commotion over occupying space in the new Mapusa Vegetable market lead to police force being called in to keep the vendors under control.
During shifting of vegetable vendors in new market in Mapusa fruit and other vendors stormed the market as they wanted to occupy the best space available for them. As the situation went out of control police were called in. There are around 260 vegetable vendors selling vegetables in the Mapusa market.
After the police were called in shutters were taken down. Later vendors were let it based on the identity card issued to them and allocated space for selling their fruits and vegetables.
The Goa state urban development agency (GSUDA) constructed new building of the vegetable market built at a cost of Rs 3.75 crore was recently inaugurated by the chief minister of Goa Laxmikant parsekar.
The market is built in area of 1200 square meters and can accommodate around 315 vendors according to MMC officials.