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Okhla’s oldest fruit market in Abul Fazal dismantled; cars fill empty space

The makeshift fruit market in Abul Fazal Enclave is no more. It has been dismantled for good, according to sources.

A few cars were parked illegally on the spot where once fruit used to be sold.
As you come from Abul Fazal Enclave, for years residents were in the habit to stop and purchase fruits from this food market just opposite the newly constructed metro.

However, the makeshift fruit market was dismantled two days ago. When asked from another vendor selling fruit at the entrance of first puliya in Abul Fazal Enclave, he said the fruit market was demolished two days ago.

The main reason for the demolition of the fruit market that was several years’ old is not known.

A resident said it has been dismantled to broaden the road. For years residents have been complaining that how the makeshift fruit market had narrowed the road and at times creating traffic snarls.

With the fruit sellers not found on the spot their side of the story was difficult to get. But one resident said the fruit market that had illegally surfaced and survived for years was expected to go once metro started coming up just opposite it.

Many feel that may be with metro to be operational sooner or later, the area is being cleaned and hence the fruit market got dismantled.

It is not known that whether the people who used to sell fruit on the spot will get a new place.

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