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Smart Market in the City – With a Huge PROS and Some CONS

Municipal Corporation has hired a firm ‘ADVISION’ to construct the first Smart Market in the city which will be located on the 1km long area under Southern Bypass Bridge combined with Sidhwan Canal to Pakhowal Road Railway Crossing. The construction of this smart market has already been started and the same will get completed in the upcoming few months. After a successful completion, people will be able to buy all the necessary household items from this super market.

Asconfirmed by the firm officials, the market will be comprised of near around100 stores in which CCTV cameras will be installed. The stores will haveadvanced washrooms, security guards and entry-exitgates. People will get each sort of item including fruits, vegetables, grocery,cosmetic, medicines and other daily essentials. Rates of stuffs will bedemonstrated outside shops. Though, MC has not allowed to open alcohol shops inthe market.

Municipal Corporation will get license paymentand other charges from ADVISION for this market and it will be the first smartmarket in the state.

JS Sekhon – Secretary MC said – “ADVISION has already startedthe construction work. People will definitely like this market as there was nota single place in the city from where they can buy the household essentialsfrom one spot.”

Along with the major advantages of having thesuper market in the city, there are some drawbacks too according to somepeople. Sanjay Goel who is the member of the boards of directors of LudhianaSmart City Limited and an architect by profession said – “Even though the ideaof Smart Market in the city is good but the site is not suitable as people whowill visit the market will face extreme traffic jam as this particular roadlinks Sarabha Nagar with BRS Nagar.”


Apart from this,- a resident of Model Town said – “Instead of emerging new markets, the MC department should first complete the previously declared assignment of developing Sarabha Nagar and GhumarMandi markets which they had promised some two years ago.”

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