Kolkata: The city is set to get its first floating market. The market comprising boats doubling as shops is set to be unveiled on a Patuli water body on 24 January. Most of the boats will house two shops that will sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish and meat.
Shop-owners of the Baishnabghata-Patuli market, who will lose their business following the widening of the Bypass, will be rehabilitated in the floating market.
Wooden walkways have been built for buyers to reach the boats. A walkway has also been built along the edge of the 2,000 square metre lake.
“Two adjoining water bodies were merged into one around a year ago to set up the market,” said an engineer of the CMDA, the executing agency of the project.