A Trade Bandh has been implemented in the major market areas of Delhi, as a way to protest the sealing of shops, which is being carried out by the municipal corporations on the direction given by the Supreme court committee.
Prominent markets likely to be closed on Tuesday are Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Kamla Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Vikas Marg, Preet Vihar, Model Town, Azadpur, Kalkaji among several others.
"Not even a single shop owner will open his shop in Delhi-NCR on Tuesday, every corner of the Capital will remain shut", a DNA report quoted general secretary of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), Praveen Khandelwal, as saying.
"Neither did you [the Delhi government] take up the task of notifying 351 stretches to provide relief to traders nor was a renowned lawyer appointed to contend the issue legally", Mr. Chahal said, adding that a panel of representatives from the Delhi BJP that had met the CM on January 30 over the sealing issue was "misbehaved" with.
Khandelwal said it would hold a "vyapaari panchayat" in Karol Bagh in which thousands of traders are expected to participate.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called for an all-party meeting today (March 13) at his residence to find a solution to the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi.
An all-party meeting on the sealing drive held at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Tuesday. A day after, almost 400 shops were sealed by the SDMC.
They want to finish off traders so as to bring in FDI, " he said. "We were not sent any notice or shown any orders". The MP alleged that traders were being beaten up in the name of sealing. "My employee Parvez was slapped by the additional DCP while he was protesting outside the shop". However, it has sealed some basements for alleged misuse and is also carrying out a survey of mezzanine floors.