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‘Sunday Market’ comes alive with people’s rush everyday

‘Sunday Market’ comes alive with people’s rush everyday
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Srinagar: Hundreds of people are thronging the weekly ‘Sunday Market’ that has now turned into a ‘Daily Market’ in present circumstances as Kashmir has been witnessing continuous shutdown since
August 5 when the special status of the state was annulled.
The street vendors are setting up their stalls to sell their stocks. In the jam packed market, some vendors are finding no space to set up their stalls, forcing them to sell on the edge of the
road.
Despite shutdown, a large of cars can be seen parked there while people almost from all walks of life can be seen purchasing the stuff being sold on these makeshift shops.
“We are here to get some clothes that could keep our body warm. There is variety and that is why we have arrived here,” said a group of young people who had travelled all the way from Anantnag to
shop here.
“Children are buying toys. Youth are looking for jeans and jackets. Cushions, warm blankets, curtains and other all necessary items are available,” said Nazir Ahmad, a street vendor.
“We are doing a brisk business and thanks to the customers,” said Abid Ahmad.
The market is also witnessing makeshift tea stalls and fast food carts. Even barbeques are being tasted by customers,” said a vendor.
Customers who arrive here from different districts of Valley walk on foot from one end to another, to ensure they check every available stock made available here.
The rush of shoppers is so massive that private transport has no space for smooth passage on the main road.
“I have parked my car at Polo View. It was not easy to drive in this crowded marketplace. I am looking for some winter items,” said Sajad Ahmad.
This market stretches from Tourist Reception Center (TRC) to Polo View area, a distance of half a kilometre.
An increased activity is being witnessed since late September, especially in civil lines where hand cart vendors are seen selling goods like fruits, veggies, tea, and fresh juice.
Vendors can be seen selling stuff at Residency Road as well. (KNT)

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