In August, Gurgaon will get the first clean street food market in Haryana.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has partnered with Gurgaon’s local administration to set this market up in Sector 38.
The market, would be an open-air food court, having about a hundred vendors wearing identical uniforms, gloves and name tags. The vendors will also be trained in how to deal with the customers in a polite and friendly manner.
The food prepared by vendors will be monitored by the FSSAI. The agency will ensure the market would maintain the high standards of safety and hygiene laid down by the monitoring body.
KK Sharma, the nodal officer for the project said, “We have completed the survey and pre-audit for the market and even trained a hundred vendors in public dealing. We had selected two places for the markets- one opposite Medanta in Sector 38 and the other in Sushant Lok but due to non-cooperation from the traders in Sushant Lok, we are only going ahead with the one in Sector 38 for now.”
The clean street food zone is expected to be operational in two months. Once this is up and running, FSSAI authorities will then start looking for another location as well.