Ahead of Pongal, the Koyambedu Market Management Committee auctions a three-acre space to hold special sandhai every year.
However, the prices of some other vegetables continues to rise with brinjal being sold at Rs 90 kg at the wholesale market and ladies finger between Rs 60-80.
A resident of Velachery, V Gouri, lamented about spending nearly Rs 1,000 on vegetables that too only for a week.
In bid to bring down soaring prices, HC allows temporary parking for tomato traders at Koyambedu market
However, Justice Suresh Kumar stressed that retail trade is not allowed on the space allotted for unloading the commodity and if this is violated, the access will be denied.
Usually, there is price fluctuation in small onions and Bellary onions during peak season. No matter how high the market price is, farmers get only the minimum return.
However, another section of traders said the claim of Thanthai Periyar Tomato Traders Welfare Association of bringing down the prices to Rs 40 per kg is not possible given the prevailing conditions
It is learnt that for the sale of organic products in the market, CMDA has earmarked 50,000 square feet of land following the Budgetary announcement in this regard.
Investigation revealed they also indulged in robbing houses. They were remanded to judicial custody.
A government bus caught fire near the Koyambedu bus terminus on Wednesday afternoon. No passengers were hurt in the incident.
Construction of the new flyover at Kaliamman Koil Junction in Koyambedu has been completed and is expected to be inaugurated by end of September.
Over 10,000 vendors, drivers and others working at the Koyambedu market have been vaccinated so far, according to city corporation numbers.
The Chennai Corporation has vaccinated 4,800 people at the Koyambedu wholesale market, which was a massive cluster during the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.
However, retail shops in wholesale markets will not be permitted
In 2015, the then Municipal Administration and Water Supply Secretary K Phanindra Reddy wanted the market to be brought under the Chennai Corporation.
Taking a direct Metro train from Chennai Central to Koyambedu and airport is just a step away as the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety started safety inspection of different lines on Monday.