Ujjain : With only a day or less to go for Eid-ul-Fitr, markets across city wore a festive look on Friday as people came out in large numbers for shopping.

Bakeries, confectioneries, toy shops witnessed a heavy rush of customers as people started preparing for the two-day Eid festival which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan. Eid in city is scheduled to be celebrated on Saturday or Sunday depending on the appearance of crescent moon.

Shops selling children’s clothes were seen crowded. “Eid is always an important occasion, so we are witnessing brisk sales from the last one week. People take minimum two dresses for their children,” said Faijal, a shopkeeper at Shahid Park, who deals with kids wear. While people were seen thronging the marketplaces for last-minute shopping, others were seen rushing home early ahead of the festive occasion. Maximum rush of shoppers was witnessed at the bakery and butcher shops. Most of the offices, especially the government ones, wore a deserted look in the afternoon as the people had left home early. The largest Eid prayer congregations will be held at Eidgah located at Indira Nagar.

Shoppers’ rush on Eid jams city roads

The traffic police has failed to streamline traffic scenario in the old city due to Eid rush. Qamari Marg, a commercial center of the city has increased vehicular movement on alternate routes, thus leading to traffic snarls. Due to staff shortage, the traffic police could not deploy enough personnel on these routes. Meanwhile, the traffic police have sought cooperation from commuters to bear with them.

Roja Iftari at Bhairavgarh jail

Bhairavgarh Central Jail Administration along with the Ujjain Peace Foundation organised Roja Iftari programme Jail premise for inmates and staff. Sweets were distributed among inmates. Programme was attended by Jail Superintendent, Quazi Hifjurrehman, Pt Raman Trivedi, Garib Pardeshi

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