Weekend curfew on Saturdays and Sundays be withdrawn and opening of time of shops be enhanced from 5pm to 6pm: PPBM
Demands that the state government should immediately announce some relief package for the traders’ community
Ludhiana: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has refused to meet the delegation of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal. A request in this regard was made to the Punjab CM through local MP and MLAs, said the mandal’s state general secretary Sunil Mehra at a press conference held at his residence here today, adding that the chief minister had refused to meet their delegation which wanted to take up traders’ issues with him.
Mehra said traders demanded that weekend curfew on Saturdays and Sundays be withdrawn and opening of time of shops be enhanced from 5pm to 6pm. He said trade activities have suffered heavily during the pandemic period and traders have been suffering huge losses due to lockdown/curfew and inadequate time of opening of shops and other commercial establishments. Traders are finding it difficult in bearing even daily routine expenses, he said.
Mehra demanded that the state government should immediately announce some relief package for the traders’ community, especially for the small traders. He said the situation is getting normal now as corona cases are coming down, therefore, the state government and the local administration should accept their demands in the larger interest of the traders’ community.
Among others, Pawan Lehar, Arwinder Singh Makar, Baljit Makkar, Sanjay Gupta, Harkesh Mittal and Rajiv Arora were present.