The administration failed to provide basic facilities to the consumers despite the instruction of the higher authorities of City District Government Lahore (CDGL). In this regard, poor arrangements of tents, potable water and other facilities were made by the Sunday Bazaar administrations and the consumers compelled to use umbrellas during shopping. Insufficient security measures were also witnessed at all the entry and exit points of the bazaars.
Vendors hoped that that next week healthy business activities would be recorded at Sunday Bazaars as the salaried class would make good buying of kitchen items due to full payment of salaries.
Shortage of some vegetables were seen this week in some of the Sunday Bazaars, as the vendors were reluctant to bring them out due to difference in Sunday Bazaars and Mandi rates. They said the market committee officials deputed at the Sunday Bazaars fixed low price of those items while they bought it from Mandi at higher rates.
Most of vegetable prices continued its downward tendency due to fresh supply this week at Sunday Bazaars while chicken prices remained stable.
Out of 25 registered vegetables with the market committee, prices of 13 decreased, seven increased and nine remained constant.
Prices of onion, lady finger, bitter gourd, tomatoes and spinach decreased while prices of potatoes and cucumber remained stable. Price of ginger decreased by Rs5 per kilogramme and it was sold for Rs70. Price of onion decreased by Rs2 per kg and it was available for Rs15. Price of garlic reduced by Rs6 and it was sold for Rs68 per kg. Prices of tomatoes and potatoes remained stable, as the commodities were available for Rs15 and Rs22 per kg respectively.