Amid the spike in covid cases, the state government ordered denying covid restrictions in Maharashtra`s Pune.
As per the state government notification issued on Monday, 11 districts, including Pune will not have any relaxations. This means the shop will continue to operate till 4 pm from Monday to Friday.
Local citizens said the government should have considered the city as a separate administrative unit and ought to have eased curbs.
Traders and shop owners in the city were equally furious about the move while asserting that this order will make them more aggressive. The traders have decided to hold a protest on Tuesday, while announcing that they will keep shops open till 7 pm from Wednesday onwards, according to the Federation of Trade Association of Pune (FTAP).
As part of the “Ghanta Nad” protest on Tuesday, all shop owners will participate in the agitation at 12 noon outside their own shops. The demand of all the traders is to keep open shops from 11 am to 8 pm for the current system of 5 days, on all seven days between 11 am and 7 pm.
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