New Market traders call for fire preventive measures

The New Market Traders Association on Wednesday urged the Margao Municipal Council to construct the overhead water tank on a priority basis to meet fire exigencies in the market area.

A delegation of New Market Traders Association on Wednesday called on the Margao Municipal Chief Officer and placed their host of demands for consideration.

Led by Association president Vinod Shirodkar, the delegation called for early execution of the overhead water tank to meet fire exigencies in the market.

Shirodkar later told newsmen that the Chief Officer has promised to meet their charter of demands within 15 days. He said the Chief Officer has assured to initiate action against buildings sans the provision for vehicular parking.

“We have placed before the Chief Officer the question of inadequate sanitation facilities for the market traders, their employees and thousands of customers visiting the market every day. The Chief Officer has agreed to make provision for a toilet block at the Pick Up stand”, Shirodkar added.

Chief Officer Srinet Kotwale later told newsmen that the Civic body would consider the demands placed by the market traders. [H]