Mapusa: Finally, after a hiatus of over 60 days, Mapusa Municipal Council is all set to restart the operations of Mapusa fish market and so also beef and pork stalls to reopen from Tuesday, giving relief to Goans.
However, MMC is yet to take a final call on opening of the vegetable market.
Following relaxation from state government, Mapusa Municipal Council, which has commenced operations of the municipal market in a phased manner, has now decided to open fish market with less than 20 per cent strength.
Similarly, beef and pork stalls will also operate at 50 per cent capacity. The fish market and stalls will be operational from 7 am to 3 pm.
The decision of opening the market was taken in a joint meeting of councillors which was also attended by Mapusa MLA Joshua D’Souza.
“We had a round of discussion with respective vendors and asked them to mutually decide on vending. Accordingly, it has been decided that 54 fish vendors will be allowed to operate in the fish market,” informed Braganza.
He further said that “we will allow only three pork and beef stalls in the market. While chicken and mutton stalls will be allowed to operate from Wednesday.”
Stating that strict directions have been given to fish vendors and stall operators to ensure that social distancing and hygiene are maintained, Braganza said that “we will keep a strict watch and have already given directions to municipal inspectors who will coordinate with Mapusa police. The entry and exit to market has also been restricted so that flow of public can be controlled.”