Ritchie street is the electronic shopping hub of Chennai city (earlier known as Madras) in India. All types of electronic goods imported from different part of world, especially from China and Korea, are available at moderate to cheap rates here. The market is spread through Narasingapuram Street and Wallers Road adjacent to Anna Salai (old Mount Road) near Ritchie Street. The street is always crowded, and very little space is available for movement of vehicles or pedestrians. It is also infamous for its sale of pirated digital content like Video Games and Movies.
Ritchie street started as a radio market and then transformed into a market for televisions, computers, mobile phones and laptops.
Ritchie Street is credited by the second largest electronic market for computer spares and peripherals in India, after Nehru Place, New Delhi, India.
The market also has a wide variety of goods ranging from electronics, robotics to LED lighting. The marketplace usually starts buzzing at around 11 am and dies out at around 10 pm, after which it becomes difficult to find an open shop. This is due to the nature of the customers who visit Ritchie street, who are mostly working professionals and students. People usually get good deals for anything and everything, which is the reason why people flock to Ritchie street to buy goods.
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