Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (BSCDCL) will develop smart haat in TT Nagar area by organizing hawkers and other retail vendors. The smart haat, having all the ultramodern facilities, will be ready in next one-and-half year. It will be spread over about 5,736 square meters.
The BSCDCL has started making preparations for the same. The survey of the vendors and retailers doing business in the area is being carried out and the design of the haat bazaar is being readied.
The construction of the smart haat would begin in next two months. The selection of the site for smart haat has been done under smart city concept. The vendors will not be scattered all over the TT Nagar area after the construction of the smart haat and the people would get all the things of their requirement at one place. Those doing business will get wi-fi and other facilities. CCTV cameras, solar panel and smart parking facilities would be available in the haat bazaar.
Cost of smart haat about Rs 20 crore
This will be the first smart haat bazaar of the city. The construction cost would be about Rs 20 crore. It will have shops and modern counters.
Haat to be divided into zones
The smart haat would be divided into different zones and sections including street food, art and craft, textile zone, jewellery zone, metal craft, terracotta, wooden work and vegetable market. There would be about 550 temporary and permanent shops and kiosks.
Vehicles to be serviced at haat bazaar
According to the planning, about 350 cars could be parked at one time in the smart haat bazaar. For this double basement would be built. Provision of vehicle repairing shop has been made in the parking area and while you will be busy in making purchases your car will be ready after servicing in the meantime.