Market Rose Hill Razed: Decision that Angers Traders

7 years, 6 months ago - September 25, 2013
" We must restore not shave it. " Traders Market Rose Hill are grumbling. They had opposed the decision of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to demolish the market and rebuild. The Ministry, in collaboration with the municipality of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, plans to launch a tender for the construction of a new market.

This building is among the oldest of Rose Hill. This is a typical Mauritian bazaar and it is a heritage , "said Oodal Ramchurn, a greengrocer, explaining his opposition to the demolition of the market. His colleague Dilshad Kandeerally abounds in the same direction: " The market for Rose Hill is a monument that dates back a very long time. " Just as these two merchants, many market traders Rose Hill protest against the decision of the Ministry Public Infrastructure to demolish the building.

Certainly, unsanitary places the problem, but the solution for them lies in the renovation. " It would give it a bit without changing anything new, " says Oodal Ramchurn and Dilshad Kandeerally adds: ". should not shave while renovating "This is also the opinion Eshand Elaheebux, another merchant, who advance him an economic reason. " With a new building, we will have to spend more stalls and as we work a lot less lately, it will be difficult to pay . should therefore focus on the renovation , "he said. The Ministry, in collaboration with the municipality of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, will launch a tender for the construction of a new market.

On the customer side, says Oodal Ramchurn, they are discouraged to come to market in particular because of " a big parking problem. " Dilshad Kandeerally states that parking areas are reduced as a trickle when the bookmakers operate. " There is also the methadone patients who meet at the market and use vulgar language besides fighting that repel customers , "points out, for its part, Eshand Elaheebux.

This suggests, in addition, competition from street vendors and indicates that there is a lot to review in this market. " When it rains, the rain through the sheets that are in poor condition on the roof and there should be a ventilation system, it is stifling here , "he said. As for Oodal Ramchurn, he said that traders " must sometimes take the river water and bring to the market"and insists:" . market is dirty "

The poor state of the market can also be dangerous. Dilshad Kandeerally working near a leaky pipe you and is just next to an electrical box. " It's scary when it rains, and the lights turn on and off only here. "

If things have come here, it is because "the mayor for years, failed to maintain the bazaar,"argues Dilshad Kandeerally. An argument that refutes the mayor of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Andre Toussaint. He argues that the city performs maintenance market. However, he admits that the condition is deplorable, hence the decision to demolish and rebuild the building. " We do minor renovations until work begins , "he adds.


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