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Surat textile traders’ lockdown relaxation plea denied

May 07, 2021
Surat textile traders’ lockdown relaxation plea denied

Surat, Gujarat

Surat-based textile associations met Ajay Tomar, the City Police Commissioner, in two groups to request for relaxation in the lockdown measures. Requests made by both the groups were denied by the commissioner.

The first group comprising the Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) members asked for the shops to be open for few hours every day to complete banking-related work. They did not demand the markets to be open for business.

The second group consisted of a Textile Task Force and the representatives of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI), the Federation of Gujarat Weavers Association (FOGWA), Surat Mercantile Association (SMA) and South Gujarat Textile Processors’ Association (SGTPA). They demanded that the markets be allowed to function only for business-to-business (B2B) transactions from 10 am to 4 pm every day or at least on odd or even days.

After their demands were denied by the city police commissioner, Dinesh Navadiya, President, SGCCI said that the Textile Task Force just wants B2B transactions while they respect the restrictions on retail transactions. The team is planning to meet ministers and MLAs with the same request.

The state government has extended the lockdown restrictions till May 12, to contain the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.

Source: The Times of India

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