The Rishikesh Nagar Udyog Vyapar Mandal has decided to open the shops of the city from 7 am to 4 pm in view of the number of coronaviruses infected. For this, the Board of Trade held an online meeting with the officials of its 45 unions and decided to keep the shop open till 7 pm on June 7.
Lalit Mohan Mishra, general secretary of the Municipal Industries Trade Board, said that the number of corona infections in the state is increasing day by day. This number has increased with the arrival of migrants in Tirthanagari. Due to this, there is a fear of getting infected by the local people including the business people. In this sequence, the Board of Trade held an online meeting with the officials of its 45 unions.
On this, all the officials have unanimously decided to open their respective establishments by four o’clock in the evening. Online meeting was held with Rishikesh Bag Association, Footwear Association, Optical Association, Cosmetic Association, Sports Union, Chemical Association, Bicycle Association, Car Excercise Association, Ghat Road Association, Main Bazar Association, Dehradun Road Association, Groceries Business Board, Utensils Association, Property Developers & Builders Association, Retail Fruit Vegetable Market, Jewelers Association, Paint & Sanitary, Hardware Association, Paper & Stationery Dealers Association, etc.
Market will open in Doiwala also till 4 pm
In view of the coronavirus infection, the Doiwala trading board has decided to open the market from 7 am to 4 pm. There was also a campaign to open the market till 4 pm.
President of the Board of Trade, K Ramesh Vasan said that in view of the corona epidemic, the traders have decided to open the shops from seven in the morning to four in the evening by mutual agreement. He said that the Municipal Board of Trade has taken this decision only after making an agreement.
Traffic jammed due to vehicular movement
On the opening of the lockdown, the main roads of Tirthanagri have become jammed due to the increasing pressure of vehicles. Crowds of people were seen on the streets as the market opened on Monday. Due to this people had to face difficulties.
All-day long traffic, Kept on crawling
As soon as the lockdown-five started on Monday, people reached the markets to buy things. People reached the market with two-wheelers, four-wheelers. Due to this, there was a queue of vehicles on the Haridwar road from Koyalghati to old octroi. Due to this, people on board, including pedestrians, suffered a lot.