Covid: Delhi stores selling non-essentials to open on odd-even basis


Given violations of the odd-even formula for opening stores selling non-essential items, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday asked all district magistrates to number all stores under their jurisdiction from here. Saturday.

The authority also asked magistrates and district officials to ensure that only one weekly market is allowed to open in a municipal area in accordance with all Covid protocols.

In its previous decree of December 28, the DDMA ordered that shops and establishments selling non-essential goods and services, shopping malls and weekly markets be allowed to open every other day on the odd-even system based on their number.

They are authorized to open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stores in the mall are also allowed to open on an odd-even basis.

In addition, the DDMA authorized the opening of only one authorized weekly market (with a cap of 50% on the number of authorized sellers at standard time) per day and per zone in the three municipalities, the municipal council of New Delhi and the Delhi Cantonment Council areas.

“It has been observed that the aforementioned instructions are not properly followed by stores, malls and weekly markets and (it has been) found that stores are opened without following the odd-even system.

“In addition, it is also observed that more than one weekly market per day and per area is functioning and no information on authorized weekly markets is available with DDMA and others for monitoring and enforcement,” he said. declared the ordinance DDMA.

The DDMA then ordered all district magistrates to carry out the numbering exercise of all stores under their jurisdiction within 24 hours through market associations and municipal corporations, and ensure that shops and establishments are open strictly according to the odd-even system.

It also instructed district magistrates to keep documentary evidence in the form of photographs and videos of the numbering exercise in each market.

Field officials should be responsible for monitoring the same at ground level daily and ensuring strict no-fault enforcement, he said.

District magistrates have also been urged to obtain the list of all authorized weekly markets in their respective jurisdictions from the Deputy District Commissioner of Municipal Corporations, Secretary of NDMC and CEO of Delhi Cantonment Board and provide it here. Saturday.

He asked them to take all necessary measures to avoid overcrowding and to ensure strict compliance with appropriate Covid behavior in markets, shopping malls, restaurants, mandis, train stations, bus stops and other places of this guy.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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