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Shops open, but customers keep away
Vijay Singh in Mumbai | August 26, 2003 20:37 IST
Last Updated: August 26, 2003 21:46 IST
Jewellery shop owners near Zaveri Bazaar, where one of the two car bombs exploded on Monday, said it will take at least '15-20 days' for their business to normalise.
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Zaveri Bazaar and its immediate surroundings make for one of the busiest market places in Mumbai. People from Mumbai and nearby areas visit it for wholesale and retail trade.
Popat Jain, owner of Jee Gold, told rediff.com that though he kept the shop open for sometime in the morning and later in the afternoon, after Advani and Sonia completed their visits, customers stayed away.
Other shop owners in the area supported Jain's contention. One said that heavy police checking following the twin blasts have also put off prospective customers. "We generally have women customers coming in large numbers. With increased (police) checking after the blast, they will comfortable to visit the market only after 20 days."
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