Kochi, Dec 1 : Fifth chapter of the 46-day long Grand Kerala Shopping Festival will commence today with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, formally inaugurating the state-wide festival at a function here in Marine Drive. For the first time GKSF introduced the night shopping during the festival for ten days .In Ernakulam private and low floor buses would also be operating services at night during the shopping festival.Last year’s sales turnover from the festival was Rs 2200 crore and this year the organisers were expecting a 15-20 per cent increase.
This year there is big improvement in prizes. 101 kg of gold will be given as prizes. Mega prize will be 1 kg gold for one person and second prize ½ kg gold each for three persons. There will be weekly prizes also. For this purpose, 6 weekly draws have been arranged.
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