Parmod Giri, HT, 13 Jun 2016, Kolkata, The market that sold all things ‘foreign’ to the entire Northeast and tourists is today a shadow of its past, struggling to retain its niche against the relentless onslaught of the mushrooming city malls in Siliguri.
The items had huge demand as nowhere in the country they were available so cheap and easily. The market though had no official name as such, for tourists and military persons it was Hong Kong Market. The name became so popular that it became one of the most sought after tourist destinations.
Now they feel the market which once helped Bengali shopkeepers to maintain their livelihood is in a serious crisis. And the situation will only worsen unless there is a miracle.