Markets witness heavy rush on ‘Dhan Teras’
The markets in the City of Temples today witnessed heavy rush as people in large numbers thronged the markets to do shopping on ‘Dhan Teras’.
The markets in the City of Temples today witnessed heavy rush as people in large numbers thronged the markets to do shopping on 'Dhan Teras'.
The traffic jams however, played a spoilsport as irritating jams were witnessed for most part of the day at many places, especially in old city areas. As per Hindu tradition and belief, 'Dhan Teras', which falls two days before the Diwali, is believed to be an auspicious occasion for buying household items, particularly gold and utensils.
It is believed that buying utensils and gold ornaments on this day brings prosperity and well being in the family. There was heavy rush in the prominent markets of the city like Moti Bazar, Parade, Kanak Mandi, Raghunath Bazar, Gandhi Nagar, Super Bazar, Lakhdata Bazar, Pacca Danga etc.
The shopkeepers, for attracting the customers, also offered healthy discounts and schemes, which also is a common practice during Diwali Festival which lasts for 5 days.
Meanwhile, the traffic jams, which have become almost synonymous with festivals, gave tough time to the people as vehicles remained stuck and were moving at snail' pace.
Despite adequate arrangements being put in place by the concerned authorities, frequent jams were witnessed all across. The extra deployment of traffic cops could not do much to avoid the situation.
Old city areas, Shalamar, Canal Road, Jewel Chowk, BC Road, Indira Chowk, Gandhi Nagar areas, Nanak Nagar areas, Talab Tillo areas and many others were the worst affected.