Stall for great opportunities
It was a big sale and was a great opportunity for the shopkeeper to do their business and also for the people as they can get things easily at the cheaper rates.
This was mainly during the time of festival that many business people sell things on discount rates and also opportunities for them to clear their stocks.
During the recent Thimphu Tshechu, the Thimphu Thromde had allocated 440 stalls to shopkeeper along the Norzin Lam.
While it was also a good chance for the Thromde to earn some revenue to meet their current expenditure.
The Tshechu not only mean mask dances but it is also about an entertainment for the people and get together and spend their times with friends and families and also to promote social life.
For each stall along the Norzin lam road, the Thromde charged Nu. 1500 a day while Nu. 1000 for Changlingmithang parking area as a fee for about 3 meters space.
The stall was stretch from junction of Jumolhari hotel till handicraft emporium. Traffic was closed on Norzin Lam during the festival.
One of the shopkeeper Dechen, 23, who was having stalled said that she is not doing for the profit but for the stock clearance. She said that she offered the goods with cheaper rates.
Another shopkeeper Sonam said that he earned good profit even after giving with discount rates as majority of the customers visited his stall.
During the festival, the visitor could hardly see the business people from outside because of limited space. This really helps and enter- tains people as it also became the part of the festival.
The costumers are also enjoyed lot with the price of goods offered by the business people.
Pema 25 said that it was a great opportunity for her to get things with cheaper rates. She added that it had benefited for both as people can get more of their wants at cheaper price and for the vendors could clear their stocks.