On the first day of relaxed regulations of the current lockdown, many Mylaporeans who were out on the road seemed to be focussed on their needs.
At many ration shops, there were queues since 9.30 a.m. and these stores remained busy till after noon.
Also busy were stores popular for oils, pulses, rice and stuff needed for cooking.
The stores for electrical, phone and electronics also looked busy.
And on Marina Loop Road, only a limited number of fish hawker stalls were in business. The variety on sale was very limited, prices stiff and shopping was lazy.
There was surprisingly less of a rush at the hawker stalls on South Mada Street. But people just couldn’t keep away from the popular pakoda or samosa and other snack stalls in the heart of Mylapore.