Organic store owner in Alwarpet says transport of produce is difficult. Expects mangoes from April 13

P. B. Murali, the founder of The Shandy, an organic market at Luz Church Road, says he has not been able to get travel passes to transport his goods.

He says, “I was asked to apply online, all the passes got rejected. I also went to the office of the Commissioner of Police but they said they issue passes for medical emergencies only. We don’t know who we need to approach for the passes. A little help in this matter will be greatly appreciated”.

When asked how he gets his products, he says, “With respect to provisions, I am selling whatever I have here on stock. The farmers from whom I buy the vegetables and fruits have passes and they load it onto a van or truck with instructions to drop it here. The produce comes from places like Coimbatore, Kodaikanal and Vellore”.

He continues, “From Monday, the store will be open at 9 a.m. and will work 6 days a week, till 1 p.m., Sunday is a holiday. April 14, will be a holiday on account of Thamizh New Year. On Monday, we are expecting about 200 kgs of mangoes. Varieties like Imampasand, Alphonso, Banganapalli and Salem Bangalora will be available after 11 a.m.”.

At the store, he says, social distancing is followed and only two people are allowed to shop inside. Delivery options are available. Payment can be made online at the store’s website

The store is located at 177, Luz Church Road, Luz (right next to M.Ct. M. School). For details call 7708612348, 8056012036.