The entire sub-city of Dwarka is in festive mood these days. Markets have been decorated with a lot of stuffs useful for celebrations of Diwali. The entire area of the sub-city is glowing with colourful lights.
Large number of community people are thronging to the market to get their stuffs for Diwali celebrations. They are enthusiastically picking the stuffs from the market. They are planning for the special purchase on the occasion of Dhanteras.
CitySpidey visited the markets of Dwarka like Sector 6, Sector 10, Aaashirvad Chowk market, Rajapuri, Ramphal Chowk etc to find that people have been busy in deciding what to buy on Dhanteras.
According to shopkeepers, steel products are in demand to a great extent this year. Besides that, electronic items, gadgets, cars and bikes too are in demand on Dhanteras.
A shopkeeper, RK Sharma said, “Steel items are in demand this year. Spoons, knives are cutters are in the wish lists of the housewives. These items are available in the range of Rs 25 to Rs 250. Many people are also visiting the markets to figure out what to buy on Dhanteras. They were found interested in items like mixer, grinder, cooker, multi-purpose utensils etc.”
“Shopkeepers are regularly selling these items at the markets as these can also be used for gifting purposes. There is a spike in the sales of these items in last couple of weeks. It is expected to go higher on the occasion of Dhanteras. Branded items are also in demand this year. People are going for big brands while buying multi-purpose utensils,” he said.
The jewellery shops are yet see rise in influx of customers this year due to hike in the prices of gold and silver. The shopkeepers said, “Sales are yet to gain momentum at the jewellery shops. It is down from the last year,” they said.
Amit Bajauria, owner of Laxmi Narayan Jewellers in Sector 12 said, “This year, the market has been badly affected by recession. Yet people are asking mainly for silver coins and pair of Laxmi and Ganesh. As compared to last year, the sales are down by almost 70 per cent and we are badly affected. Still, I have a great hope that things would revive on Dhanteras. Sales of silver items are good.”