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Traffic jam and chaos have become a common sight at places where apni mandis are held in the city. People park their vehicle on the wrong side,rickshawpullers wait for customers and illegal vendors sell vegetables and fruits all along the way leading up to the weekly vegetable market.
The mandis become uncontrollable due to involvement of other vegetable sellers who are not the part of market committee,says one of the vegetable sellers. They generally sit on the boundary so that they can run away when objections are raised on their presence.
There is always a traffic jam near the sabzi mandi because people park at the entrance and this create problem for the other customers. Sometime this situation results into accidents and fights. The parking needs to be streamlined, says Rakesh Mehta,a customer.
A police personnel at one such mandi says that they advice people to park their vehicle at one side of the road so that there is one way traffic. But towards evening the traffic increases manifold. While efforts are made to streamline traffic,the co-operation of residents is also required, he said.