A proposal for the additional sanction of funds would be placed in the Council this month for its approval. The Corporation’s original plan, including some modern facilities, had been estimated at Rs.1.37 crore. But, officials from the Department of Fisheries had visited the upcoming market and suggested more measures to make it comfortable for the traders and customers. The additional sanction would be sought to carry out these measures, the Mayor said.
A separate air-conditioned shed would be provided to clean the fish. Mr. Pynthamil wanted the facility to be opened soon and councillor G.T. Rajendran called for steps to ensure that the residents near the market were not inconvenienced by smell from the stalls.
The officials suggested that the water used to clean the fish could be treated to remove the scales and other pollutants and then let into the Big Tank at Ukkadam.