Tekka Centre to close for upgrading and will re-open in late 2009

The Tekka Centre, which is located at Blk 665, Buffalo Road, will close for upgrading on 1 May 2008 till the third quarter of 2009.

It will be given a makeover under the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme (HUP).

The market cum hawker centre was built in 1980 and has become a tourist attraction over the years.

NEA said the upgraded centre will be more accessible as there will be provisions such as escalators, lifts and wider passageways for the elderly and handicapped. The centre’s total seating capacity will also be increased after the upgrading.

During the upgrading period, about half of the stallholders will continue their business operations at a temporary centre located between Northumberland Road and Race Course Road.

Most of the remaining stallholders have decided to rest during the upgrading period.

NEA manages 112 markets/food centres. To date, 62 markets/food centres have been upgraded. The centres currently undergoing upgrading include Blk 335 of Smith Street and Geylang Serai Market. – CNA/vm

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 22 Apr 2008

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