Bhupinder Basant listens to problems of Malhar Road Shopkeepers Welfare Association
Basant who is Senior Vice Chairman (Excise and Taxation), Punjab State Traders Board gave a patient hearing to the association demands
Ludhiana: The Malhar Road Shopkeepers Welfare Association today gave a warm welcome to the newly appointed Senior Vice Chairman (Excise and Taxation), Punjab State Traders Board Bhupinder Basant and presented him a bouque.
The association president Paramjit Singh take-up some burning issues and problems of the traders with Bhupinder Basant and requested him to get these issues redressed as soon as possible. Among other things, he demanded that the parking problem on the Malhar road be redressed on the priority basis to provide a relief to the traders. He also demanded that the opening of timing of shops be enhanced further so that the shopkeepers running into losses should be able to recover them. He pointed out that presently, the shopkeepers are finding it difficult to keep their workers with them in absence of adequate work. Most of the workers are sitting idle at their homes, he said, adding even shopkeepers are finding it difficult to pay rents of their commercial buildings.
Basant gave a patient hearing to the association demands and said the Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today ordered extension of Covid restrictions in the state to June 15 with certain relaxations, including opening of shops till 6 pm.
Night curfew will remain in force from 7 pm to 6 am on weekdays, including Saturdays, but regular weekend curfew will continue on Sundays.
He assured the Malhar Road Association that the situation would be normal in the near future and trade activities would be run as in the past. He said he would definitely take their problems with the Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu.
Among others, the Malhar Road Shopkeepers Welfare Association executive members Sharanjit Singh, Bikram Madhok, Charanjit Singh, Devinder Gandhi, Inderpal Singh, Kartar Singh, Ravinder Sachdeva and Harjeet Singh Pinka. Sharanjit Singh thanked Bhupinder Basant for sparing time from his busy schedule to listen to their problems.