Road users decry fish vendors’ business at Dairyfarm Jn.

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
4 Apr 2017

As if the burgeoning vehicular population was not enough to choke the arterial roads in the city mainly during rush hours, fish vendors operating along the main roads are aggravating the traffic situation.  Dairyfarm Junction is one such region where rampant business by fish vendors squatting on the main road has amplified the risk of road mishaps.
According to reports, recently a passenger bus hit the basket of a fish vendor while managing to avert a major mishap at Dairyfarm Junction. But the fish vendors in utter disregard of the perilous consequences have continued to carry on the activity on the busy stretch. “Women fish vendors commence their business from 5.30 pm everyday at the junction where passenger buses halt to pick and drop commuters. The vendors occupy a major portion of the main road for the activity narrowing down the stretch meant for vehicles and pedestrians. The situation has become a cause of concern as it increases the risk of road accidents. The traffic police should take necessary steps to shift the fish vendors from the main road to some other safer location,” said some commuters.