New Delhi: The Sadar Bazaar in the national capital has transformed into a Chinese market and has become a hub for imported Chinese goods. Apart from Delhi, this market supplies goods to other parts of the country as well. Now over 50 percent of the products being sold here are China-made.

Following the growing demand of Chinese goods, frequent visits to China is common among the traders at this market.

Around six months ago, the image of the Sadar Bazaar here was deteriorating due to prevailing inconveniences which led to dip in sales. But, the Chinese imports pumped back life into the market, so much so that minute articles are also imported from China.

Apart from mobile phones and toys, electronic items, artificial jewellery, etc being sold in the market are from China.
Paramjeet Singh, Vice-Chairman of Federation of Sadar Bazaar Traders Association said that almost every possible item available here is imported from China.

Federation president Pawan Kumar said it is not that the Sadar Bazaar has completely become dependent on Chinese items as Indian goods are also available here in abundance.

“Around 50 percent of the items are from China as the imported goods from the country are cheaper than India’s produce. The quality of products is also better from the Indian goods,” said Kumar.

As per Kumar, the goods are cheaper due to Chinese policies. The Chinese government keeps friendly relations with the traders and does not burden them with taxes, he added.

“In India, we have to pay taxes for every material on shirt, whereas this is not the case in China,” said one of the traders.