To Increase Footfalls, South Delhi Markets To Get A Facelift
There is a reason why etailers are gradually making a place in the hearts of shopaholics even as brick-and-mortar storekeepers up their strategy to attract people offline. While we would prefer to touch and feel the products that we are about to buy, who wants to get stuck in traffic jams only to end up having an argument with other car drivers in narrow parking lots? For instance, if you go shopping with you family in certain busy markets of the national capital, the retail therapy may not have the desired impact. Everything loses impact when you spent hours to get out of the narrow lane that is teeming with large automobiles, with a majority of drivers throwing cuss words in the air and honking.
This may change if the plans of the South Delhi Municipal Corporations take the right turn. According to media reports, the municipal body plans to beautify eight major markets of the area. The SDMC would also try to address the parking issues around the markets – unauthorised parking rules as main roads are used as parking lots; this in turn, creates major traffic jams and even walking becomes difficult— by providing better facilities.
Markets that will undergo a facelift include New Friends Colony community centre, Green Park B-6 market, Greater Kailash-I M-Block market, H-Block Sarita Vihar market, Hauz Khas market, Saket J-Block market, Punjabi Bagh central market and Vikaspuri PVR shopping complex.
All these markets are unique in character and offer a unique shopping experience to consumers. The New Friends Colony market, for example, is known for its high-end offerings while the PVR Shopping Complex will allow you to have a gala shopping time even if you are low on budget. The markets of Green Park, Greater Kailash, Hauz Khas and Saket are apt for shoppers looking to blow big money, while the markets of Sarita Vihar and Punjabi Bagh will do you good if there are budget constraints.
Armed with a fresh dash of charm to their exteriors, these markets will lure buyers to join them offline when the honking goes down and arguments over parking space become a passé.