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Jewellery manufacturers in Coimbatore seek better infrastructure at commercial hubs

Jewellery manufacturers in Coimbatore seek better infrastructure at commercial hubs

Jewellery Association of Coimbatore

Jewellery manufacturers here have appealed to the district administration and the government departments concerned to improve infrastructure in the main business hubs in Coimbatore city. This was one of the resolutions passed at the annual meeting of the Coimbatore Jewellery Manufacturers Association held recently.

Members of the Coimbatore Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association have urged both the state government and the civic body to develop infrastructure at all the commercial areas in the city, including on Big Bazaar Street, Oppanakara street, Raja Street, Crosscut road and make them customer-friendly to help them bounce back into the business.

They said the customers were avoiding commercial places like Big Bazaar Street and Raja Street, as they were facing parking woes. “Customers are finding it difficult to park their two-wheelers and four-wheelers. We are affected as the lack of parking facility is keeping the customers away,” one of the association members, who didn’t want to be named, told.

According to B Muthuvenkatram, president, Coimbatore Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association, the district manufactures more than 200kg of gold ornaments a day, employing 45,000 goldsmiths and 20,000 others.

“There are 5,000 wholesale and 600 retail traders in the district. They are facing loss because of the pandemic situation and other factors. The city corporation and state government should come forward to help them clock more business by facilitating customer movement,” he said.

Muthuvenkatram said the land available at TK Market should be used to construct a commercial complex and multi-level parking facility. “It is important to consult the traders while authorities develop new infrastructure for the commercial areas.”

Further, Raja Street and Big Bazaar Street were prominent business areas in Coimbatore in the earlier days. Now, with inadequate infrastructure, businesses were on the verge of closing down.

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The district administration and the Coimbatore Corporation should look at developing this area into a world-class business centre with adequate parking facilities. It would benefit the entire business ecosystem in these areas.


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