The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday allowed the Laxmi Nagar market to reopen after receiving assurances from traders that COVID-appropriate behaviour will be followed, two days after it was ordered shuttered until July 5 for violating COVID-19 regulations.
The East Delhi district government ordered the closure of the Laxmi Nagar main market and neighbouring marketplaces Mangal Bazaar, Vijay Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Jagatram Park, and Guru Ramdas Nagar for violating the COVID-19 protocol. The DDMA acquired written assurance from market associations, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and shopkeepers, leading to this development. The DDMA has asked the market association and Chamber of Trade and Industry to guarantee that visitors, vendors, merchants, and hawkers adhere to COVID-19 principles.
In order to avoid crowding, parking has been banned in and around the market, the DDMA said. “District Police shall increase the presence of its personnel and shall take adequate measures to stagger crowd movement in the market and ensure that the DDMA guidelines/SOPs are followed along with CAB,” it said.