Sunday market reopens after remaining closed last week in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Feb 10: The famous 3-km-long Sunday market, in the summer capital, Srinagar, was open today after remaining closed last week for security reasons in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day-long visit to the state.
Hundreds of vendors have put up their stall in the weekly market from Radio Kashmir (RK), Srinagar, crossing to Hari Singh High Streets (HSHS), including historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city, attracting thousands of buyers from different parts of the valley.
Customers have come in large number this week to the market to buy warm clothes — including jackets and sweaters, shoes and other products. “I have come from Budgam to make some purchases, including warm clothes for my kids, in this market. The rates are economical in this market and one gets to choose from a verity of different products, including second hand foreign items,” Niyaz Ahmad said.
The vendors, who sell products from simple needles to carpets, do business worth crores of rupees every Sunday in the weekly market in the heart of the city.
Last week, the authorities had asked vendors not to put up their stalls in the Sunday market for security reasons as the Prime Minister also visited Srinagar during his day-long visit to J&K. During his visit to the city, Modi inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various developmental projects at SK International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the bank of Dal Lake on February 3.