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Huge crowds stream into markets on Baishakh


KOLKATA: Kolkatans went on a shopping spree across the length and breadth of the city at the eve of Poila Baishakh on Sunday, leaving the streets clogged and traffic crawling. While Gariahat, Hatibagan and New Market remained chock-a-block, shopping department stores also noticed large turnouts and a last-minute rush to take advantage of Chaitra sale reductions.



As the day stepped forward, crowds swelled at more than a few markets across the city. Both younger other people and senior citizens jostled on the hawker stalls and big shops, bargaining for the most efficient price. This year, the Chaitra sale cut price soared to 50% or 60% at Gariahat and Hatibagan markets. One explanation why in the back of the swelling crowd used to be that the last day of the Bengali year came about to be a Sunday. Many other people used the opportunity to combine shopping with a family trip.

“My elder sister joined me from Dum Dum for shopping. We had a pleasing time hopping from one shop to any other at New Market,” stated Rupa Sinha, a consumer.

From garments, sneakers to baggage and adorns, roadside stalls at Gariahat and Hatibagan offered almost the entirety and did a brisk trade. “This is the last day of the Bengali year and the crowd swelled in the afternoon. We also be expecting a brisk trade on Monday as well,” stated a hawker promoting garments on Gariahat pavement.

It used to be not simply the hawkers promoting garments who remained busy. The roadside fast-food stalls, too, did brisk trade. The crowd used to be equally large on the marketplace complexes with many institutions offering large reductions to draw customers.


The crowds ended in traffic snarls. The crossings at Hatibagan, Gariahat and several different puts noticed massive vehicular congestion as lakhs went out at the streets to consult with their favourite marketplace puts. The pavements at Gariahat, Hatibagan and New Market were clogged. The traffic police had a trying time to keep the cars moving with out disruption.It used to be not a lot different on the department stores across the city too. Quest Mall, City Centre and South City mall noticed thousands visiting shops on Chaitra Sankranti night. The IPL stumble upon between Kolkata and Chennai grew to become out to be an added appeal for consumers on the department stores like South City, which confirmed the fit survive a large display.


“We did some shopping at the same time as we stored trooping back to the bottom flooring courtyard to observe the fit. It used to be an excellent mix and we couldn’t have asked for more,” stated Joydeep Sen, a resident of Tollygunge.


For others, the last day of the Bengali year used to be a time to catch up with buddies. “It used to be a pleasing scope to satisfy old buddies. Thankfully, it’s a Sunday and we had the entire day to relax and revel in,” stated Anima Chatterjee who had come along with her buddies to South City Mall from Jadavpur.




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