Markets abuzz with shoppers on Dhanteras
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Markets abuzz with shoppers on Dhanteras

Markets bustled with people rushing out to make purchases, throwing the traffic out of gear.

Markets abuzz with shoppers on Dhanteras

The entire Delhi-NCR is in festive mood these days. Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of the five-day festival of lights, began yesterday with markets buzzing with activity. People were seen rushing to the local markets, departmental stores, shopping malls and retail outlets for a shopping spree as the day is considered a propitious day to buy and bring in new things, especially metals like gold and silver. Markets wore a festive look with all kinds of products to cater to the special needs of the customers.

In Gurugram, the day brought cheer for the traders as people thronged the markets to purchase items. Majors markets including Sadar Bazaar were giving with great offers and discounts luring the customers into their shops. 

Shopping malls located in MG Road and Sohna Road in the city witnessed heavy flow of customers during the festivity.

From jewellery to clothes, utensils to electronics to automobile everything got the attention of the people who were seen busy making purchases on the occasion.  

People were more inclined towards buying silver coins this year, while women were busy purchasing glittering diamond and gold jewelleries including rings, chains, bracelets and earrings.

In Dwarka, markets were full of hustle and bustle. Jewellery shops were crowded with people buying Laxmi and Ganesh small silver idols and silver coins. Utensils for the kitchen were in demand. 

While much enthusiasm was seen in buyers on Dhanteras in Greater Noida, a flood of people were seen on the roads, many complained of bring stuck in traffic on Friday evening. 

Though traffic police had made arrangement for least inconvenience to the public through diversion, blocking roads and restricting vehicular movement in markets, many people contacted CitySpidey and claimed to be stuck in traffic in not just market areas but several other roads and junctions in Gautam Budh Nagar.