LAHORE - The visitors of Sunday bazaars continued to bear the brunt of inflation, as the prices of veggies and fruits were still on the rise coupled with the 'shortage of vegetables despite constant arrival from a neighbour country. The rates of vegetables kept on skyrocketing in the provincial capital while most of the stalls in the bazaars were seen empty this week. Only few vegetable items were seen in the makeshift markets across the City, as spinach, biter gourd, bringle, tomato, potato, onion were seen while no other vegetable was available anywhere. The vendors were also worried as customers were seen quarrelling with them over high prices and low quality of the veggies items. The vendors were of the view that they purchased the vegetables from wholesale markets at higher rates and how could they sell them at the same rate. Due to high prices, the number of market-goers was very low as they thought that the rates of all kitchen items including vegetables were out of their reach. A visit to the market revealed that most of the items prices were either higher or the same as compared to the last weeks rates. Particularly onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, cauliflower and cabbage were selling at higher rates as against the previous week. The potato reached Rs70 per kg in Sunday bazaars while it was being sold in open market as high as Rs110 per kg. Similarly the bitter gourd, lady finger, bringle, cauliflower, cabbage, onion, fenugreek and cucumber almost every vegetable was available in the range of Rs 70 to Rs 100 per kg in the Sunday bazaars. The shoppers said prices of vegetables again witnessed a surge, making these items inaccessible for a common man. The bazaars, aimed at providing basic commodities to the people at reasonable rates, are providing no relief to residents, as there is no difference in prices at these bazaars and open market price, they observed. A shopkeeper observed that at present, hike in the prices had cut down the sales of vegetables sharply, as people were unable to buy them. He said many people visited the bazaar but when they asked for rates they simply refused to purchase any item. Tomato rate fixed at Rs 70 per kg but rotten tomato was sold at Rs 60 per kg. Garlic, China, price was fixed at Rs 80 per kg and sold at Rs 100 per kg. Garlic, Desi, price was at Rs 90 to Rs 100 per kg and sold at Rs 120 per kg. Spinach price was increased by Rs 10 kg and fixed at Rs 25 to Rs 30 per kg while its poor quality was sold at Rs 25 per kg. Brinjal price was increased by Rs 11 to Rs 12 per kg and fixed at Rs 35 to Rs 40 per kg. Cucumber price was increased by Rs 10 per kg and fixed at Rs 70 to Rs 80 per kg, but was not available there. Cabbage price was at Rs 50 per kg and cauliflower rate at Rs 70 per kg but both were not available at the bazaars. Pumpkin price was increased by Rs 20 per kg and fixed at Rs 80 to Rs 90 per kg but was being sold at Rs 100 per kg. Okra price was raised by Rs 5 per kg and fixed at Rs 50 to Rs 60 per kg and sold at Rs 80 per kg. Capsicum price was increased by Rs 20 per kg and fixed at Rs 80 per kg. Green chilli price was increased by Rs 30 per kg and fixed at Rs 120 per kg.