Shoppers throng markets in Valley on Sunday
MUKEET AKMALI / ROHIT PANDIT
Srinagar, July 1: The main markets in Valley today were abuzz with not only rush of local shoppers and customers but tourists from across different states were also seen on buying spree in the summer capital.
Sunday market – a pedestrian market at Lal Chowk and Residency Road witnessed heavy rush of shoppers.
“Today the rush of customers at Sunday market was very good as compared to past Sundays. Our sales volume was quite satisfactory. People were eager to purchase,” Bashir Ahmad , a pedestrian at Sunday market said.
Raju, a vendor from Bemina also echoed similar view stating that the business was good. “We were worried that strikes may be prolonged, but today the situation was normal and we had a good business.”
“ I reached early in the morning to the market, since then till evening I am shopping with my family, my kids were bored sitting at home, so they had a plan on Sunday they will go out for shopping. In Kashmir there is no better place for shopping than Sunday market,” Muhammad Ismail, a resident of Gojwara said, who was accompanied by his family members.
Tourists were also seen purchasing variety of items in the market.
“I always prefer to do my shopping here, as it is the best and cheapest market in the country,” Raghav Sharma, a tourist said.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) has thanked all its constituent members for keeping their business establishment open for the general public on Sunday.
“We are very thankful to all our members who kept their shops and business establishments open on Sunday, despite it being a holiday on our directive our members kept their businesses open. People had run short of essential commodities and other items due to strikes and curfew , so we had asked our members to cancel their Sunday holiday,” said General Secretary, KTMF, Bashir Ahmad.
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