TRADERS at Pasar Besar Cheras in Kuala Lumpur are set to move to the new market next door by the end of the month.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said a balloting session for the stalls at the new market would be held in the third week.
“A census has also been conducted. Based on the survey, 80 traders are expected to operate at the new market.
“There will be no increase in rent. It will remain at RM150 a month,” said DBKL in a statement to StarMetro.
The new market, which will operate daily from 6am to 6pm, also has a food court that will open from 7am to midnight.
There will be 106 lots, including 14 selling non-halal products.
The DBKL statement is in response to a StarMetro report on Nov 28 titled “Hoarding may turn customers away from Cheras market.”
In the report, traders said the hoarding would make customers think the market was closed and affect their sales.
They also lamented that DBKL had yet to give them the relocation date.
The traders also expressed concerns that they might be charged higher rent at the new market.
It was reported that the old market would be demolished to make way for a high-rise development.
DBKL said the demolition was expected to start in mid-January.