After the lockdown, the markets, which were opened due to time restrictions, have now got permission to open from the old times.The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has lifted the ban on the opening of all markets till 8 pm from Tuesday.Markets were opened in a phased manner since the lockdown imposed after the second wave of Corona.In this, first the markets were allowed to open up-even and then till eight o'clock in the night.Amidst the decreasing cases of Corona, there was a demand to remove the deadline for opening the markets.After this DDMA has removed the old deadline.Now the market will be open till 10 pm and the bar will be open till 1 pm.Traders say that this will increase business, while the cases of corona will also not increase, because due to the earlier deadline, there was also talk of gathering more customers at the same time.
At the same time, traders of big markets are expected to increase business with the new rules.Markets like Kamla Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar, South Ex, Rajouri Garden, Laxmi Nagar, Rohini, Pitampura, Greater Kailash and Karolbagh are expected to see an increase in the number of customers.
Shri Bhagwan Bansal, vice-president of the Delhi Hindustan Mercantile Association, said that this decision of the government is a relief to the traders because earlier they would have had to face the harassment of the administration.Due to the time limit till eight o'clock, customers also used to shop in a hurry.Shri Bhagwan Bansal told that often people come from their jobs and go to the markets to shop in the evening, but when it is eight o'clock, they also used to find the markets closed.Because of this, shopkeepers used to face problems and customers also had problems, but now this problem is over.
Wedding season shopping is going on in November
Traders say that there is a lot of fear among traders about the third wave of Corona.In view of this, people are already shopping for weddings to be held in November.In such a situation, the number of customers is expected to increase in the markets during the festive season.
On the other hand, Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) chairman Brijesh Goyal says that if customers increase due to wedding and festive season purchases, then the loss which was being caused to the traders due to the lockdown will start to be compensated.With the return of the market on track, the economy will also strengthen.
Markets opened on Monday only
Under the order of DDMA, the market has been allowed to open at the old-time from Tuesday, but many markets were opened till 10 pm on Monday itself.Many shops in Connaught Place and Karolbagh were seen open till late at night.
Category: India: Delhi