City roads deserted during Mohali combat
LAHORE: The city roads, commercial centres and markets wore a deserted look during the 2nd semi-final of cricket world cup 2011 between Pakistan and India in Mohali as people remained watching match at TVs engrossly.
All the government offices, banks, schools and universities were closed due to the Half Holiday announcement by the government while public and political activities also came to a grinding halt as all eyes zoomed in on the cricket match.
The traders of Hall Road and Data Dardbar Market alsodistributed cooked food among people hours before the match while special prayers also were offered during the Fajar, Zuhar and Asar prayers for Pakistan's victory in the World Cup. The Mall, Jail Road, Canal Road, Davis Road, Mcload Road and Ferozepur Road besides were giving deserted look. All wholesale markets were remained working with very low rate of consumers as most of them were busy in looking match. Meanwhile, a large number of people also gathered at selected public points in city where big projection TVs and LED screens were installed to see live match.
At the Hall road commercial centres, well-known for big outlets of electronics appliances many dealers availed the opportunity to exhibit the picture quality of the big screen television sets they put on display for marketing. -APP