Diwali Bonanza: Delhi CM Announces Portal to Help Global Shoppers Buy Online; Khan, Lajpat Included

| Updated: 03 November, 2021 5:32 pm IST

DELHI: In a first of its kind, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a Delhi bazaar Web portal on Wednesday to help Delhi businessmen from small and big markets showcase their products globally and help shoppers revel in purchasing their favourite picks from national capital’s iconic markets.

The portal would be ready by August next year.

He said that every market of Delhi, including small colony markets, will be added to the portal to help the businessmen sell worldwide.

“A person sitting in America should be able to buy a product being sold in Hauz Khas online,” he said, adding that the portal would list hidden markets from Delhi neighbourhood and promote local businesses.

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Shoppers would be able to search an item by product names as well as shop name.

The portal will also feature virtual exhibitions, the CM said. “This would be the first of its kind initiative to boost Delhi’s GDP and increase employment while giving us tax revenue,” he added.

While speaking to the media at a press conference ahead of Diwali, the CM also urged people not to go lax on following Covid protocols while celebrating the festival. He ended his conference with an announcement that his cabinet, along with him, will perform Diwali pujan on Thursday evening at 7 and that the puja would be telecasted live on TV. He asked the Delhites to join him in prayers.

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A few days back Kejriwal had promised free pilgrimage to the four religious places– Ayodhya, Shirdi, Velankanni and Ajmer Sharif – if their party is voted to power in Goa.

He had made this announcement during trip to the coastal state.

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