The CAIT suggested opening of different timings for wholesale markets from 10 am to 4 pm and for retail markets from 12 pm to 7 pm.
CAIT, an organization of traders in the unorganized sector, welcomed the Delhi government’s decision to allow markets to open from Monday, but opposed the government’s ‘odd-even formula’ saying that It is not in line with the business of the city. Explain that the Delhi government announced further relaxation in the lockdown and said that the Delhi Metro will be run with 50 percent passengers and markets and malls in the national capital will open on an odd-even basis.
Praveen Khandelwal, General Secretary, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said, “Odd-Even is never conducive to the business environment of Delhi as being the largest distribution center of the country, Delhi has a completely different business model where a trader Dependent on others for the purchase of goods. He suggested, it would have been better if the Delhi government had opened the shops in pieces in different markets of Delhi at different times.
Let us inform that Praveen Khandelwal, General Secretary of CAT, has been associated with BJP. In the year 2008, he has also contested from Chandni Chowk in Delhi on a BJP ticket. In this election, Prahlad Singh Sahni of Congress defeated Praveen Khandelwal by about 8,000 votes.
Suggestion to open shop at different times
In its first letter to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the Delhi government, CAIT suggested different timings from 10 am to 4 pm for wholesale markets and 12 noon to 7 pm for retail markets.
The Delhi government first implemented a complete weekly lockdown on 19 April which was later extended several times and last extended it on 23 May. The Delhi government allowed the resumption of manufacturing and construction activities from May 31.
Confusion will increase among consumers
According to CAIT, this decision will lead to confusion especially for the consumers, as they will come to the markets to shop without knowing the store from which they want to buy. Whether it will be open due to the implementation of odd-even rule or not.
Asking the government to reconsider its decision to open the markets with the odd-even formula and instead opt to open at different times, this traders body has asked you not to consult trader associations before taking a decision. criticized the government.
CAIT said in a statement, it will be a matter of satisfaction that the shops are open, but how much commercial activity will actually take place (anyone’s) can only be speculated at this time.
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