Street Markets of Jaipur
Sodala Market
Location: Sodala

Market in Existence: 30 Years

No of Vendors: 100

Business: Chat and Fast foods, Vegetable, Fruits, Plastic items, Tobacco & Pan, Fruit Juice, Tea, Toy etc.

Association: Yes

Contacts of some Vendors:

  • Mr. Laxmi Narayan 09351713303

Major Findings:

  • The main problem is the Challans issued by Jaipur Development Authority. Vendors say that they are Challaned much higher than what probably should be. Also at times they are Challaned without a reason so vendors also look for bribing officers and settle down. Vendors say that they don’t go for getting their ceased goods or weighing machine because it takes time and more money at times than the cost of goods ceased.
  • The vendors are harassed more when VIPs are passing by on the raod. The vendors say that during that time the traffic policemen behave very rudely to them.
  • Vendors say that around five years ago they had to pay Rs 5/- to 10/- regularly to local police but now they aren’t paying any such amount to anyone.
  • Most of the vendors agree to relocate unanimously. They even agree to pay some affordable amount for permanent space. However, there only concern is viability of business.

Study done by: Jabid Quraishi, IPS Business School, Jaipur on 19.Feb.2010
Malpura Gate Market, Sanganer (North)