LAHORE - Shoppers heaved a sigh of relief on Sunday as the prices of vegetables and fruits dropped in the Sunday Bazaars here in the City as compared to the previous week. The market sources said that though there was great buying and extraordinary rush of customers in all the Sunday Bazaars but the supply was also sufficient. The availability of commodities in abundance at all the Sunday Bazaars helped maintaining the prices of fruits and vegetables at lower level, market dealers said. The shoppers complained that tomato was in short supply but the prices of most of the vegetables and fruits dropped in the Sunday bazaars as compared to the last week. The price of onion has been fixed at Rs 17 to Rs 22 per kilogram as compared to Rs 20 to Rs 24 per kilogram. However, the vendors sold it at higher rates of Rs 22 per kilogram by mixing lower grade. The price of onion for wholesale market was fixed at Rs 15 to Rs 20 per kilogram. The retail price of it was fixed at Rs 18 to Rs 24 per kilogram but is sold at Rs 25 to Rs 28 per kilogram. The price of new potato in Sunday bazaars was further reduced by Rs 5 to Rs 8 per kilogram and fixed at Rs 17 to Rs 20 per kilogram from last week Rs 22 to Rs 28 per kilogram. The wholesale price of potato was fixed at Rs 15 to Rs 18 per kilogram but it sold at Rs 20 per kilogram while in retail market it sold at Rs 22 to Rs 25 per kilogram against the price of Rs 18 to Rs 21 per kilogram. Acute shortage of tomato was seen in the Sunday bazaars as well as open market this week. Tomato was not available almost in every Sunday bazaar. However, shoppers were witnessed buying tomato while standing in queues in the Shadman Sunday bazaar. The price of tomato has been fixed at Rs 38 to Rs 44 per kilogram but it was sold at Rs 48 to Rs 50 per kilogram. In open market tomato was sold Rs 60 to Rs 80 per kilogram. The price of garlic china was at Rs 26 to Rs 30 per kilogram and garlic desi at Rs 16 to Rs 22 per kilogram. The rate of ginger china was fixed at Rs 62 to Rs 66 per kilogram and ginger Thai fixed at Rs 56 to Rs 60 per kilogram. The price of peas was fixed at Rs 42 to Rs 48 per kilogram from Rs 44 to Rs 50 per kilogram in Sunday bazaar, but it sold at Rs 50 per kilogram while in open market it was sold at Rs 50 to Rs 60 per kilogram. Capsicum price was fixed at Rs 32 to Rs 36 per kilogram and green chilli price was fixed at Rs 22 to Rs 26 per kilogram from Rs 16 to Rs 22 per kilogram. The price of lemon china was fixed at Rs 14 to Rs 18 per kilogram from Rs 15 to Rs 22 per kilogram. The price of cauliflower was fixed at Rs 12 to Rs 15 per kilogram after registering a decline of Rs 8 to Rs 9 per kilogram from last week price of Rs 20 to Rs 24 per kilogram. Cabbages price was fixed at Rs 7 to Rs 9 per kilogram. Spinach price was fixed at Rs 7 to Rs 9 per kilogram from Rs 10 to Rs 12 per kilogram. The price of radish at Rs 4 to Rs 6 per kilogram, carrot price was fixed at Rs 12 to Rs 16 per kilogram from Rs 22 to Rs 28 per kilogram, brinjal was fixed at Rs 14 to Rs 16 per kilogram, and turnip was fixed at Rs 7 to Rs 9 per kilogram. Ladyfinger price was fixed at Rs 40 to Rs 48 per kilogram and pumpkin Rs 20 to Rs 22 per kilogram. The price of different quality apples was fixed at Rs 22 to Rs 50 per kilogram from Rs 24 to Rs 50 per kilogram from but average price of apples in makeshift markets was at Rs 30 to Rs 45 per kilogram. The price of banana was Rs 12 to Rs 32 per dozen while an average price of banana in Sunday bazaar Rs 25 to Rs 30 per dozen. The price of pomegranate bedana was Rs 80 to Rs 102 per kilogram and Kandhari at Rs 52 to Rs 82 per kilogram while vendors charged higher price of it Rs 100 and 70 per kilogram, respectively. The rates of grapes was fixed at Rs 70 to Rs 108 per kilogram from previous week price of Rs 72 to Rs 132 per kilogram and average price charged by vendors was Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kilogram. The price of guava was Rs 26 to Rs 37 per kilogram. Meanwhile, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Lahore Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta has said that the Model Town Sunday Bazaar would not be shifted anywhere at least for one-year as the City District Government will manage to resolve this issue with the Model Town Society. According to an official handout, the DCO stated this during his visit to Model Town (K-block) Sunday Bazaar. He also directed the authorities to complete the construction work in this bazaar before next Sunday. He said that due to the great rush of shoppers at the Model Town Sunday Bazaar, the government has decided not to shift it anywhere. He also directed the officials to make arrangements for parking lots around the Sunday bazaar in order to avoid traffic mess. The DCO issued show-cause notices to the Solid Waste Management officials for insufficient cleanliness arrangements at Islampura and Shadman Sunday bazaars.