Today you can’t shop in Delhi as all markets wholesalers, retailers observe bandh

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All markets closed in Delhi today; wholesalers, retailers observe trade bandh
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Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Laxmi Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Sarojini Nagar and Uttam Nagar will remain closed

The Hush Post: Traders, including wholesalers, retailers, shop owners in Delhi have declared a complete bandh today to protest against the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital. The protest will affect traffic in the city as at least one lakh people are expected to take part in the strike. Protesters will gather at the Ramlila Grounds.

The call for shutdown was given by the Chamber of Trade Industries (CTI), Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), Indian Industries and Trade Group, and Federation of Trade Association last week. Trade and commerce in Delhi will be completely shut down today as both wholesale and retail markets will observe trade bandh.

Several markets including those in Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Laxmi Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Sarojini Nagar and Uttam Nagar will remain closed.

Around 20 industrial areas and 20,000 transporters have joined the shutdown call demanding that the Centre bring forth a bill or an ordinance to stop the sealing drive.

In February too, traders in Delhi had gone on a 48-hour strike to protest against the sealing of their establishments.

On the issue of sealing, Delhi Chief Minister on Tuesday said the Centre has turned the issue into a “battle of ego”.

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