SRINAGAR, Nov 8: Shopkeepers at Shopian’s main market in South Kashmir are having a tough time due to unattended snow that was left in front of their shops after road clearance.
The shopkeepers said the snow blocks the entrance of their shops, affecting their business badly. “It took me almost 2-3 hours to make a way for myself. I opened the shop but the view of the shop is still blocked with snow. Moreover, snow in front of our shops discourage visitors, directly affecting the sales,” Bilal Ahmad, a shopkeeper said, adding the customers face extreme difficulty to reach the shop.
Bilal said that the snow that had accumulated on the shopfronts got doubled due to the dumping of more snow. “Without waiting for the officials I took the shovel and cleared half of the snow but everyone was not able to do that which forced them to close their shops,” he said.
Executive Officer Municipal Committee Shopian, Firdous Ahmad Ahmad, when contacted assured that the snow would be immediately removed from the shopfronts.