DDMA Action on Delhi Markets: The graph of cases of corona infection in the capital Delhi may have come down, but the danger is not averted yet. This is the reason that along with giving exemption, the government is also taking action against breaking the rules. The Kolhapur Road Market and Inner Circle Market in Kamla Nagar have been closed till 8 pm on Wednesday for violating the guidelines of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and not following the Kovid-19 proper behavior.
According to the order issued on Monday by Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Civil Lines) Rajeev Ranjan, restrictions will not apply to shops dealing in essential goods and services.
The order said that during the inspection it was found that the shopkeepers and vendors in Kolhapur Road Market and Inner Circle Market (Big Round Chakkar Bazar) of Kamla Nagar were not following the distance from each other and were not even wearing masks.
It has been said in the order that the markets will remain closed from 8 pm on 19 July to 8 pm on 21 July or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
It has been warned that if any shopkeeper is found to be violating the order, necessary action will be taken against him under Section 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant Acts.
The order has directed the concerned market welfare associations to submit a written representation within a day of the order and to implement appropriate arrangements for proper treatment of COVID.
Meanwhile, in protest against the SDM’s order to close the export market in Sarojini Nagar, the market association on Tuesday decided to keep its shops, including Babu Bazaar and Mini Bazaar, closed.
According to an order of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Vasant Vihar), the export market was closed on Sunday for violating the rules of Kovid-19. Sarojini Nagar Mini Market Association president Ashok Randhawa said they would decide by evening whether to continue the protest on Wednesday or not.
He said, “We will see by evening if anything happens regarding the opening of the export market, then it is okay, otherwise we will continue our protest.”
In Sarojini Nagar market area, about 550 shops are closed in addition to 200 stores in the export market. The DDMA had closed parts of Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and Sadar Bazar in recent weeks for violating COVID norms.
There was a complete lockdown in Delhi from April 9 to May 30, after which the restrictions were removed in a phased manner.