As the photograph indicates, the man behind the jannal waits for the customers but they have been elusive – this was the scene last Friday evening at the popular Jannal Bhajji Kadai that usually bustles with people this time of the day.
The Kadai now offers only parcels but there have not been many takers.
Owner K. Chandrasekar says that the complete closure of Sri Kapali Temple to people has affected business in the last fortnight.
Added to the closure, this past week, closure of shops by noon has meant that there are no people on the streets in the evenings and most seem to have locked themselves inside their homes.
- Report, photo by S. Prabhu