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Interior Kabul City jam-packed ahead of Eidul Adha

Interior Kabul City jam-packed ahead of Eidul Adha

Aug 29, 2017 - 17:41

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More and more people are thronging the markets of central capital Kabul to do shopping head of Eidul Adha, which is two or three days away.

Impressive crowds are seen in the city these days and everybody is engaged in shopping for the religious festival.

Central areas of Kabul City are jam-packed with people and such unprecedented crowds are never seen before, buying dried fruits, clothes and other things.

A large number of new stalls have been established along the roads and the number of vendors has significantly increased in Shar-i-Naw, Kota-i-Sangi, Laycee Maryam, Faroshgah and other parts.

Mohammad Younus, a taxi driver, complained against the increasing rush and crowds in the city. He said it took him 40 minutes to reach Deh Afghanan from Nawabad area of Demazang, a journey that usually took five minutes.

The driver said he earned 300 afghanis between 6:00am and 10:30am but consumed fuel worth 300 afghanis during the same time due to rush and traffic jams in the city.

Reza Mohammad, another driver, also complained about the growing number of vendors and stalls on roadsides which he said had made it difficult for traffic to normally proceed.

Naseer Ahmad, a dweller, who arrived in the city for Eid shopping, said the surge in number of street vendors and stalls in the city caused traffic jams.

Kabul police spokesman Baseer Mujahid said officials who acted against the law would be punished. He rejected claims that police accepted bribes from vendors and stall owners to allow them encroach upon roads.

He said the issue of vendors and stall owners would be resolved after Eid and a joint meeting of police and attorney officials had decided to allocate a separate place for vendors and stall owners so they may not create inconvenience.




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