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Mayor Hemali Boghawala tied rakhi to the sanitation workers in the Municipal Office.
- Queues remained at sweet-dryfruits and bakery shops throughout the day, were seen roaming in religious places and gardens in the afternoon.
This time Rakshabandhan became such a festival during the Corona period in which people came out of the house carelessly. There was a movement of sisters throughout the day to tie Rakhi to brothers. Being a Sunday, a large number of people went out for a walk. Fairs were held at places like temples, gardens etc. Sweets and Rakhi shops were crowded. According to an estimate, sweets and rakhis worth Rs 50 crore were sold in Surat and South Gujarat on Sunday. Along with this, the business of Garment, Chocolate, Dryfruit and Namkeen also reached 30 crores.
In the evening people went out to visit religious places with their families. Even after being the last day of Sawan, a large number of people came to visit the temples. The administration had also relaxed the strictness in view of the festival. Waiting was seen in hotels. Crowds of people were seen in the gardens.
Sisters travel free in BRTS-city buses to tie rakhi to brothers
On Rakshabandhan, women and children up to 15 years were given free travel in city and BRTS buses. More than 50 thousand women and children took advantage of the free travel. Buses plying on the main routes were packed with passengers throughout the day. Like every year, this year too, women and children below 15 years of age were given free travel by city and BRTS buses on Raksha Bandhan by the Municipal Corporation. Let us tell you, 1.10 lakh people are traveling daily on 13 routes of BRTS and more than 70 thousand people on 41 routes of city bus.