Shravana begins on Tuesday, crowds throng KR Market

Despite surge, stern warnings, scores of people were out shopping

Published: 21st July 2020 03:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2020 03:10 PM   |  A+A-

KR Market

KR Market

Express News Service

BENGALURU:  Despite stern orders against crowding public places, KR Market on Monday morning was abuzz with traders and sellers. Vendors said the heavy rush was because of the onset of Shravana from Tuesday and also as it was Bheemana Amavasya festival on Monday. Scores of people had gathered to buy fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables. More than the vendors, there were more farmers, who had come directly from their villages.

“Farmers from villages like Anekal, Jigani, had come in large numbers to sell their locally grown produce. It was an unusually large crowd,” said Gopi, a vendor at KR Market. Traders said even when Lockdown 1 was announced and also during the Unlock period, they hadn’t made such business as they did on Monday. 

The corporation and the police were caught unawares and had a tough time controlling the crowd. BBMP officials said that it came as a shock for them to see traders crowding. Officials also wondered how they travelled late at night and early in the morning with heaps of items to sell. They said police has been requested to keep a stern vigil.According to State government norms, essentials can be sold only from 5 am to 12 noon. Owing to the large crowd, all items were sold out by 8 am. Social distancing norms were not followed at all.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp