Residents want fish vendors removed from Dairyfarm roads

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
15 Jul 2017

Mounting fish vending business along the main road has become a scourge for residents of Dairyfarm in the city. According to reports, the number of f ish vendors operating business from 5 pm to 8 pm near 1st Cross Road Vijay Baugh has multiplied in the past three months posing all sorts of inconveniences  for the residents and other road users, who now plan to make a appeal to the authorities concerned to have fish vendors relocated.
“Fish vendors and buyers, found in large numbers during the evening hours, occupy a considerable portion of the main road here. Buyers park their vehicles in a haphazard manner, affecting free flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The road stretch is used by vehicle users and walkers to reach various pockets in and around Dairyfarm and Junglighat and encroachment of the road space by fish vendors has emerged as a major reason for traffic chaos in the area. The unchecked activity also increases the risk of road accidents,” said some resident of Vijay Baugh.
  “The charm of the residential stretch near the main road here has been diminished by the overpowering stench from rotten fish wastes that remain dumped on the stretch. People are having a harrowing time dealing with the insanitary conditions created by the vendors. Despite allocated market places in different parts of the city, they simply refuse to refrain from carrying out the activity causing suffering for others. Authorities concerned should take immediate steps to shift the fish vendors to other locations,” demand residents of Dairyfarm.