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We believe the government must consider the heritage value of these markets before deciding to replace them with malls. Instead of thoughtlessly destroying them, the BBMP could easily involve urban, conservation and heritage experts such as INTACH to help revitalise these markets.
List of markets facing the axe
|Market name||Area (in sq ft)||Number of shops||Approx. age of building|
|Dry fish market||3,106||20||60|
|Bandimoot Road market||600||5||60|
|Moore Road market||11,085||27||50|
|Richard Street market||30,726||60||60|
|Murphy Town market||13,246||27||60|
|Magadi Road market||14,461||23||60|
|SKR mutton market||34,292||182||20|
|Sirsi Circle market||4,175||8||80|