Panaji: Coronavirus outbreak and current national lockdown has helped Panaji’s traditional “purumetache fest” to have its yesteryear’s glory.
Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor Uday Madkaikar said that the civic body has allowed only Goans to have their stalls for the fest, and only those commodities which are “purment” for the rainy day is allowed to be sold there.
The CCP has also did not charge any money including SOPO tax from the vendors. He said that around 20 vendors have set up their shops for the fest, which started this Sunday and will continue for seven days.
The vendors are sitting in and around Cine Nacional next to CCP building.
The furniture and cloth sellers have been debarred from setting up their shops here.