News Service Grandstand
Ludhiana, May 8
Textile, hosiery and clothing manufacturers and traders in mixed-use areas of the city and businessmen in wholesale markets have asked the district administration to allow them to open their establishments.
Worried about continued losses and the non-attendance of buyers, traders and manufacturers, after about two months, customers had started to inquire about stocks. It would be appropriate if they were allowed to manufacture overnight and even the markets were only open at night, they added.
Speaking to The Tribune, Tarun Jain Bawa said: “If we are allowed to open at night, a good social distance can be maintained.”
“In the morning, we will again see a huge influx of commuters. The merchants receive orders because the buyers are in contact with them to ask them for products. Locking out is not a solution to the problem, ”he added. “Traders in areas like Dal Bazaar, Wait Ganj, Hajuri Road, Chawal Bazaar, Gandhi Nagar, Manna Singh Nagar, Sunder Nagar, Madhopuri, Mochpura, Bagh Kjanjia, Bajwa Nagar, AC Market, Akalgarh Market and other places maintain that customers are eager to visit to raise inventory and place orders, “he said.
“Since everything is closed, there is nothing we can do. Customers should be allowed to lift inventory overnight and we are all ready for that, ”he added.
Naveen, one of the shopkeepers in the Gandhi Nagar area, said: “The stores have been closed since March 23. The circumstances were such that we did not have time to allocate the stocks. For almost a month and a half, there was no activity by traders and buyers because everyone was trying to understand what the Covid-19 virus was. “
“Now customers have started to contact us. They want to visit the markets to buy stocks. The administration should allow us to start our operations so as not to incur additional losses, “he added.
“The government can set guidelines. All will adhere to the standards. If night markets are allowed, there will be no rush on the roads during the day, “traders said.
Traders are eager to sell their summer products at the end of the season, otherwise their goods will be blocked. If we believe the stocks worth 10,000 crores of rupees, they are lying with them.