The steps earned results.
Weekends see a big rush of seafood lovers here. Most shoppers and hawkers wear masks but let down the guard. Many crowd around stalls to get a close look and bargain hard.
Civic staff and local police tried all sorts of regulations in the past but they did not work.
On Friday, expecting a big rush on Saturday ( since Sunday is lockdown day and shopping is banned) the officials set up new rules – bikes and cars had to be parked behind the Light House and stopped from driving into the Loop Road; hawkers were restrained to their spots and women who chop and clean the fish were asked to operate on the sands and not on the roadside.
The steps worked to a great extent on Saturday.