‘Open Markets Everyday’, Traders Body to CM, L-G Baijal

Baijal- New Delhi: With COVID cases and confidence levels declining in the capital, the Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal, urging them to see the situation stabilized and move on. -a quick order ‘to reopen markets. The body of local traders says 15 lakh urban traders are ‘in dire financial straits’ due to a one-month closing period.
Notably, the national capital, which has been under heavy closure since April 19 to fight the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, has begun the opening process from May 31 by allowing the construction and industrial sectors to continue operating.
“Efforts by the government and the people of Delhi have had a significant impact on the Covid situation in Delhi and according to a statement yesterday the interest rate in Delhi dropped by almost one percent by only 500 positive cases, which is a huge relief of almost 35 percent a month ago,” read Praveen Khandelwal’s letter. National, CAIT.
“Markets that sell bulk should have working hours from 10am to 4pm, and markets should be open from 12pm to 7pm,” the letter read.

They also asked the AAP-led Delhi government to hold talks with them and trust them before making a decision.

“It should be a two-way process and co-operative governance if the government wants traders to co-operate and co-operate with the government in this fight against coronavirus,” the traders’ organization said in the letter.

(Agency submission)

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