The sector 6 market, also known as the bank market, located near DAV School, has been suffering from a lack of civic amenities. Sector 6 market is a perfect example of the authority’s lackadaisical approach. According to the market people and the visitors, neither the Municipal Corporation nor the DDA is serious about the maintenance of the market. Choked drains, wild growth of bushes, damaged surface, un-cleaned premises, no facility of water, poor lighting etc are some of the issues in this market.
Shopkeepers allege that the condition of the market has been since its inception. Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 6 who is a regular visitor to the market says, “I have been witnessing the deterioration of the condition of this market every day for the last five years. You can see how shabby the condition is that from the entrance point to the whole premises everywhere there are damaged surfaces. Heaps of garbage and building material can be seen everywhere. The corporation could at least ensure the cleaning of the premises. Unfortunately, nothing is being done.”
Neeraj Kumar, another trader from the market says, “At least they could provide dustbins. SDMC is providing dustbins to all the markets but this market has been left. They must think over the cleaning as the whole premises is full of waste.” According to the market visitors, there is also no facility for drinking water since the beginning.
Further, the lighting of the market is poor and the backside of the market turns completely dark after the evenings. Market visitors allege that the entire market turns into a place for open drinking at night. A shopkeeper who wishes to remain anonymous, while talking to CitySpidey regarding security in the market says, “Because of the absence of proper lights, the market has become a hub for drug addicts and anti-social elements. We have informed the agencies and the police about the condition several times but no concrete action has been taken yet."