Due to inconvenient timings, DaryaGanj Sunday Book Bazaar vendors returned to streets. In Delhi, Vendors at DaryaGanj Sunday Book Bazaar set up their stalls on the footpath around 2 pm. The stalls were set in front of NDMC that is North Corporation’s Mahila Haat. However, after 2 hours the spot was vacated by civic officials. Delhi Disaster Management Authority has allowed vendors to set their stalls between 4 pm to 10 pm inside Mahila Haat.
Due to inconvenient timings, DaryaGanj Sunday Book Bazaar vendors returned to streets:
However, many vendors complain that the new timing is not convenient for them. Qamar Saeed is the president of Darya Ganj Patri Sunday Book Bazaar Welfare association. He said, We have written to various authorities requesting that they allow us to set up the bazaar from 6 am to 6 pm, as those are the most suitable timings for us.“
The market was evicted by North MCD from footpaths and was shifted to Mahila Haat:
Last year the area was declared as a non-hawking zone and hence the market was evicted from footpaths by North MCD. However, an agreement was done with the civic body and the market was then shifted to Mahila Haat for a fixed rent.
Difficult times for the vendors from past months, very low number of customers:
One of the vendors said that it has been a difficult time for the past months. The number of customers has been low and the new timings do not make any sense and people mostly don’t come at night time.
Hardly any crowd: says vendor
Another vendor said that there has hardly been any crowd. He said that before lockdown they used to earn in thousands each day. However, they make only Rs 2000. He added that the timings have slashed business and that’s why they put their stalls on streets.