Muslim property show ends, organisers now eye other cities
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Nearly 20,000 visitors, mostly families from the minority community, visited India's first Muslim property show that concluded here on Sunday evening. Encouraged by the turnout, the organisers now plan to hold similar community-specific property shows in Rajkot, Surat, Palanpur and Vadodara.
"We were largely expecting people from the lower and middle class to turn up. But we were surprised to see a number of upper class Muslim families participating in the event," said Ali Hussain Mohammed, director of Ummat, a city-based web portal that organised the three-day event.
"Though we do not immediately have the numbers to share, but the event was also attended by Hindu families. They were scouting for properties in eastern Ahmedabad," the organiser added.
Most of the projects on display were from the minority dominated Juhapura and Sarkhej areas. A number of projects at Vasna, Vatva, Ramol and other areas with sizeable Muslim population were also on display.
"Surat is the next town we plan to go to. We will also be holding this event in Palanpur, Rajkot and Vadodara in the next few months," said one of the organisers.
A total of 25 developers, including those who operate in Hindu-dominated areas, participated in the event which showcased projects ranging between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore.
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