- “The kite festival is one of the biggest festivals not only in city of Hyderabad but also across the world.
Hyderabad Jan 09: Pandemic and police restrictions have become a headache for the kite sellers in certain parts of old city areas.
They request South Zone Police (SZP) to allow them to run business at late night during festivals to cope up with loss.
“The kite festival is one of the biggest festivals not only in city of Hyderabad but also across the world.
The kite selling business, however, at certain place including Hussaini Alam, Doodh Bowli, Gulzar Houz, Charminar is run by late night due to customers’ late approach but the problem is that we are forced to close down the shops or imposing fines,’’ Feroz one of the kite sellers at Hussainialam told TOI.
The kite sellers further told TOI that already they have suffered a huge loss due to the ongoing pandemic and low turnout of the customers in the day.
“Many kite sellers incurred a loss due to early closure of the shops in the localities. This time around, kite festival approaching near so we sincerely request South Zone Police to consider our plea to extend late night business,’’ another shopkeeper Aslam told TOI.
The kite sellers further told TOI that they had been running a business for last 35-40 years but every certain restriction and hefty fines upset them.
“It has been almost more than 35 years in this business but every time we face unexpected challenges in this business. Police personnel come and ask us to shut the shops otherwise we are imposed fines. We kindly request Police higher-ups to look into this matter,’’ said, another kite sellers at Gulzar Houz.