Bhubaneswar: In what could be termed as a sigh of relief for consumers in Odisha capital, the vegetable sellers have put their agitation on hold.
The Unit-I Market Vegetable Traders’ Association members had a meeting with Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, during which the legislator assured them to fulfill their demands, said Kabiraj Swain, president of the association.
The vendors had earlier decided to stop the sale of vegetables in the city citing that the road leading to the Unit-I vegetable market, through which vehicles carrying vegetables reach the market, was blocked by temporary shops and puja pandal, for which the vehicles were unable to reach the desired place for unloading of vegetables.
As the shopkeepers drew the attention of the Unit-I Traders’ Association towards the matter, they were advised to use another road located in a residential area in the vicinity. However, the residents opposed the movement of the vegetable-laden vehicles in the locality. In view of the issue, the association had decided to stop selling vegetables from October 20.