Shops open briefly

SRINAGAR, Oct 17:
Shops opened for few hours early today morning in some areas here including in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk but main markets and other business establishments remained shut, officials said.
Few vendors had set up stalls on the TRC Chowk-Polo View road, they said.
Private transport was plying unhindered in the city here and elsewhere in Kashmir, the officials said, adding auto-rickshaws and few inter-district cabs were also seen plying in few areas of the Valley.
However, the other modes of public transport were off the roads.
Schools and colleges were open, but students stayed away as parents continued to keep their wards at home due to apprehensions about their safety, the officials said. (PTI)