Chandigarh:The Sector 7 Car Bazaar that has been shifted to Hallo Majra for the next two weeks witnessed a sluggish response on the first day on Sunday. The car dealers reportedly witnessed a big downfall in their business with low percentage of customers on the first day.
However, Sunday Car Bazaar Dealers Association president Gulshan Kumar had said that the Hallomajra site allotted by the Municipal Corporation was not suitable to hold the car bazaar. It had many shortcomings and did not fulfill the requirements of the dealers.
The Sunday Car Bazaar held on trial basis after the association submitted a representation suggesting five sites in the High Court. During the hearing on Friday, they proposed that the association be allowed to hold the car bazaar at Circus Ground, Sector-17, a ground in Sector 48, Exhibition Ground, Sector 34, or the open area adjacent to the State Bank of India parking in Sector 17.
Gulshan said, “The Hallomajra site is not adequate and suitable for holding the car bazaar as the MC has provided space for only 550 cars for 50 dealers, whereas we have 60 registered dealers and approximately 1,000 cars are displayed every week. Secondly, the site has a residential colony right opposite the main entry-exit gate of the car bazaar. The other hindrance is parking space problem along with risk on the part of residents living nearby.”
The MC had prepared the site to hold the Sunday car bazaar following directions of the High Court and the site was prepared in November last year.
The dealers also claimed that though security was being provided by the administration, there was lack of proper drinking water and toilets. They had argued that Hallomajra location was not appropriate for holding the bazaar as it needed parking space for nearly 2,000 cars.
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