However, Chaura Bazaar still remains the center of attraction for all. The reason being is obvious. If Ludhiana is the commercial capital of Punjab, Chaura Bazaar is the commercial capital of Ludhiana with daily business transactions running in hundreds of crores. Whether it is the local people or the visitors from outside, Chaura Bazaar remains everybody’s preference. Even the foreigners, who had come here to participate in seminars or other events, had learnt about it and they would ask for its location. There is a general impression that what is sold for Rs 100 at the Mall is available for Rs 50 in Chaura Bazaar.
Chaura Bazaar, believed to be over 100 years old, no longer stands by its definition. With encroachments on both the sides having narrowed it down to pass through it difficult during the daytime. And still people throng it. And on Sundays, when the shops are closed, there is a heavy rush for Sunday Bazaar here. It also remains the favourite haunt of the people from the countryside. There are some very old & famous business outlets like Lyal Book Depot, Khushi Ram’s Sweet Shop.......................................
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