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JMC drops ‘Night Bazaar’ project amid protest from Chaura Rasta traders

The night market was to be organized on an experimental basis on August 27 and August 28. It was to be implemented if the trial was successful.

August 25, 2022, 8:45 pm

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Chaura Rasta traders protesting against Night Bazaar.

JAIPUR: The plan of civic bodies to organize a night bazaar in Chaura Rasta received a jolt due to the protest from the local traders. The traders staged a sit-in and kept the market closed in protest of the ‘Night Bazaar’. Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation has postponed the plan.

The night market was to be organized on an experimental basis on August 27 and August 28. It was to be implemented if the trial was successful.

The traders who run shops in Chaura Rasta said that the business activities would be negatively affected by the night bazaar. The civic bodies were planning to ban traffic during the hours when the night bazaar was to be organized. The traders said that Chaura Rasta was not the right place to organize the market.

Amin Kagzi, MLA from Kishanpole constituency reached Chaura Rasta when the traders stated a sit-in. He interacted with them and assured them that the market would not be allowed if it was not in their best interest. The traders then opened their establishments.

This market was proposed to be held twice a week. The tender process has already been initiated This market, which was to be held on Saturdays and Sundays, was scheduled to be operated from 7 pm to 2 am. The temporary kiosks and encroachments were to be removed from the market.

Jaipur Municipal Corporation Heritage and Smart City Jaipur had come up with the idea of organizing the market. Three companies were to give a demo by organizing the market on August 27 and August 28. One of the companies was to be selected for organizing the market on an ongoing basis to boost night tourism.

First published: August 25, 2022