Kochi: Market renovation stalled as land runs into legal trouble | Kochi News

KOCHI: The much-hyped Ernakulam market renovation project undertaken by Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) is facing yet another hurdle. The land to which the stalls in the market were supposed to be shifted has caught in a legal tangle.
One of the owners of the land where the temporary stalls are to come up moved Supreme Court against taking over the premises for the temporary rehabilitation of merchants. “We had awarded the work to construct temporary stalls on the premises to a private firm on September 5, 2020. They should construct more than 200 temporary stalls within two months. Then, we will be able rehabilitate the existing merchants and start the renovation works of the market. But, one of the owners of the land moved court secured a stay against taking over of the premises for constructing temporary stalls and the work has been stalled,” an official with CSML said.
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