New Delhi: The heartland of avenue purchasing, the well-known Sarojini Nagar market opened on Wednesday following new tips throughout lockdown 4.0.
Nonetheless, only some outlets had been seen open as shopkeepers face workers crunch due to migrant labourers going again to their native states. With only some outlets open, the norms of social distancing had been being adopted and demarcations had been created on the ground to make sure most distance was maintained between prospects at outlets.
Ashok Randhwa, president of Sarojini Nagar Mini Market Dealer Affiliation, stated that the Delhi Police had restrained them from opening outlets stating that solely one-third of the variety of outlets can be allowed to open.
“Immediately the extra DCP got here to the outlets and stated that you may solely open one-third the variety of outlets. We then informed him that the Delhi authorities has ordered the opening of retailers on an odd-even foundation,” he stated.
He added: “The DCP additionally requested us to take care of a register mentioning the title of the client, tackle and their temperature and if any element was lacking, a case can be registered.” When requested who issued these orders, he solely stated that the orders must be adopted after which we had been capable of open these outlets.
One of many shopkeepers informed ANI that they’re dealing with a extreme scarcity of workers. “Most of the workers had been from different states together with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and have returned to their residence states. I welcome the choice to permit the markets to open as it would assist avenue distributors to earn their livelihood,” stated a shopkeeper.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday introduced that markets within the nationwide capital can open however outlets are allowed to function solely on an odd-even foundation throughout the lockdown interval until Could 31.