Mysuru: The people lined up in hundreds of numbers and serpentine queues kept extending. Onlookers presumed it to be a note exchange mela post demonetisation organised by some bank. However, all of them were in for a real surprise. The outlet was selling popular chats for peanuts! Panipuri for Rs 1, Masala Puri for Rs 2, stuffed Samosa for Rs 3, colourful sweet Jalebi for Rs 4 and above all butter filled Pav Bhaji for just Rs 5.
Shree Vaishanvi Sweets located on Pancha Manthra Road in Kuvempunager is selling chats at throw away prices for 3 days. The outlet has plans to sell their products without sacrificing the quality between November 23 and 25 in the evening between 6.30 and 9 pm.
When people flocked in hundreds, the queues extended beyond a kilometer. When people started reacting to delay, traffic cops from a nearby police station had to rush in to manage the chaotic situation.
The outlet owners said their efforts were to support the demonetisation move of Modi government whereas some cynics felt the outlet owners were converting their currency from black to white.
The customers, who relished snacks without reacting, ensured nothing remained in the store!