Local Vendors Oppose Demolition Drive

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Bhubaneswar: The development authority’s attempt to demolish the decade-old Ashoka Market at Master Canteen witnessed opposition from local vendors on Saturday.

During the first week of October, the authority had settled the matter with the shop owners of the market complex after providing them rehabilitation at eight different locations of the city. While as many as 129 shopkeepers of the market got rehabilitation, few other local vendors doing business adjacent to the complex were opposing the demolition drive, sources said.

It is noteworthy to mention that the authority have planned to have a railway station multi-modal hub project, under which the area would have elements such as theatre plaza, retail and malls, nature plaza, landscape, town plaza, art plaza and children’s area.