Mere announcement of restrictions has cancelled orders, halted our payments: Traders

Restrictions in timings will not be acceptable: NVCC President

Nagpur: “Following the mere announcement of third wave entering in the Second Capital of the State and the possible restrictions to limit the timings of shops till 4 pm, has resulted in cancellations of several of placed orders and also halted traders’ payment in the market. It feels like infamous of farmer suicides; government and administration are now working together to make Vidarbha famous for trader’s suicide,” said Ashwin Mehadia, president of Nag-Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) here on Wednesday.

Mehadia was addressing the press conference organized by NVCC at Press Club, Civil Lines on the proposed lockdown announced by local administration in the wake of possible third wave of novel Coronavirus in the Nagpur district.

Ramawtar Totla, Secretary, NVCC and other members were prominently present on this occasion.

“The Covid infection is appearing to be in total control in the Second Capital of the State. Even out of 18 positive cases reported yesterday, 11 were doctors from just one institution. So it is certainly not the case that the cases are coming from all the places. The administration can initiate contact tracing and curb the menace rather than enforcing such curbs of business, who are still suffering the wrath of pandemic,” Mehadia said and added that, the traders cannot accept a cap on the timings of shops at the given time!

“Traders are anxious due to the announcement of restrictions. Though Guardian Minister Nitin Raut has mentioned that the District Administration would discuss the proposal of restrictions with trader unions, we’ve not met the minister yet. If the administration doesn’t acknowledge our point of view, the traders will not hesitate to launch agitation by taking to the street,” warned the NVCC President.

Shubham Nagdeve