Huge rush in weekly market


The weekly flea market here saw a huge rush even as normal life elsewhere in Kashmir remained affected for the 77th consecutive day today following abrogation of Article 370 provisions, officials said.
Main markets remained shut and public transport were off the roads. Private vehicles were plying unhindered in the city and elsewhere in Kashmir, while auto-rickshaws and a few inter-district cabs were seen in some areas of the Valley, they said.
The weekly flea market, locally known as ‘Sunday Market’, was open as several dozen vendors had put up stalls on the TRC Chowk-Batamaloo axis through Lal Chowk city centre, the officials said.
The market witnessed a huge rush of customers as thousands of people thronged it for shopping clothes and other items.
However, elsewhere life remained affected. Shops opened for a few hours early in the morning in some areas, including the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, but the main markets and other business establishments were shut, officials said. (PTI)