Delhi Markets Are Shutting Down Again & Here’s All You Need To Know!
From purchasing groceries to eating out at a restaurant, Delhi markets are an integral part of our lives. However, the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi has shut many of our favourite places and utility centres. In protest against the government and its sealing drive, Delhi traders have called for another shutdown or bandh tomorrow and most markets will be participating. Not again! Markets closed in Delhi on 13 March will affect thousands of people across all occupations.
Markets Closed In Delhi
Delhi traders have called for a day-long bandh on 13 March due to which most markets in the city will remain shut. The traders are demanding for a legislative bill to be passed at the state assembly that will put an end to the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi. The decision to call for the bandh was taken jointly at a meeting convened by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Over 250 prominent traders’ associations in Delhi were a part of this meeting.
Popular Delhi markets including Defence Colony, Greater Kailash (I&II), South Extension (I&II), Khan Market, Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk and Lajpat Nagar are expected to be a part of this shutdown. This can’t be happening! No business activity will take place in these markets on 13 March.
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To add to our plights, the traders’ association have also threatened the government of moving their businesses to neighbouring cities if their demands are not met. Wait, What? The traders’ body have claimed that trading in Delhi has become difficult in current circumstances. They added that they will be shift their businesses to Noida, Guragon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Sonepat, if sealing continues. Relocating businesses will adversely effect the economy of Delhi and we might also end up losing few of our favourite spots.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) sealed several shops and godowns for illegal construction. The move came after a Supreme Court-monitored committee ordered to seal all illegal establishments and shops in the city. The drive began from Defence Colony and moved to other markets like Khan Market. Previously, Delhi markets remained closed in Delhi for a day in January and for two days in February.
Read the entire report on The Times Of India.
With the markets closed in Delhi on Tuesday, arranging necessary things will become extremely difficult. The government is yet to react on the bandh. Let’s see what happens next.