Surat: Bardoli, a town in Surat district, after reigning as Asia’s biggest used-car market, has lost its crown to the Diamond City. More than three,000 old motors had been being sold each month in Bardoli to consumers from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab and different places inside you. S. A. However, Bartoli’s used car market misplaced its location to the Diamond City inside the last four years finishing its stranglehold on the commercial enterprise for four a long time. Out of the 20 used automobile dealers, who once dominated the secondhand car market, there are less than five left in Bardoli now. The annual turnover of used-vehicle commercial enterprise in Bardoli become over Rs200 crore a few years ago, market resources said. Bardoli Used Car Market president Balkrishna Paatil stated, “We have misplaced everything to Surat.
Earlier, the agents from Surat could come here to strike a deal in used vehicles; now we must visit Surat.” Asked the motive for this shift, Paatil stated, “Many businesses used car companies have installation shops in Surat. Customers looking to promote or purchase used cars visit the showroom of such agencies and strike a deal. Also, office work inside the RTO for the switch of ownership is quite prolonged while you purchase a used vehicle from Bardoli in comparison to Surat.” Hanif Bhimla, a used automobile dealer in Bardoli, said, “The used vehicle marketplace of Bardoli is at the downhill. Small agents, who as soon as used to deal with us, have now opened their secondhand automobile meal in Surat’s Varachha and Katargam regions. We rarely sell three automobiles in a month against eighty in keeping with the month a few years in the past.” Another vehicle dealer in Bardoli, Saeed Patel said, “In the following few years from now, Bartoli’s used automobile marketplace will perish. Customers are going to Surat for promoting and shopping for used vehicles. The infrastructure in Surat is better than Bardoli.” Sharad Patel, a used-automobile provider in Surat, said, “There are as a minimum 30 used vehicle meals taking place in Varachha all days per week. We get clients from Surat and different parts of us of a for promoting and shopping for the cars. They now not go to Bardoli due to value thing and different benefits provided via us.” Henry Balsari, a used-automobile broker in Surat, stated, “The used car market in Surat picked up after demonetization in 2016. I even have sold seven motors inside the final days and earned big earnings. I charged Rs50,000 extra on the market cost of the used car if the birthday celebration made a charge in scrapped foreign money. We hold books and take PAN card reproduction of a purchaser if the deal crosses above Rs2 lakh.”