Before being shifted to Mattuthavani, the Madurai district central vegetable market operated on North Chittirai street. This caused heavy traffic congestion on city roads because of the heavy flow of trucks and goods carriers. The market moved to vacant land between the bus stand and the agricultural marketing complex at Mattuthavani at a cost of Rs. 63 crore. The Integrated Central Vegetable Market at Mattuthavani opened at this new location from September 1, 2010. The complex was constructed at a cost of Rs 13 crore. The flower market is situated in between the Central market and the Bus stand.