Order issued to Sarojini Nagar Market; issue identity cards or go odd-even


A show-cause notice has been issued to the traders’ associations of Sarojini Nagar market, which states that they will be made to operate on an odd-even basis if compliance on measures regarding Covid-appropriate behavior norms is not ensured.

The notice, issued on August 6, states that in a meeting on July 19 the markets had been asked to issue the identity cards, failing which they would have to follow an odd-even scheme. This includes Sarojini Nagar main market, Babu market, Sarojini Nagar mini-market, Thareja street vendors, high court relief vendors, grocery shops in the area, and tharas, including mochi thara and press thara. A total of 851 shops function in these markets.

The Sarojini Nagar market comprises the main market with 200 shops, Babu market with 120 shops, Sarojini Nagar mini-market with 32 shops, Thareja street vendors with 104 outlets, 304 vendors who have got relief from the high court, 65 vegetable outlets, and 26 spaces for shoe cobblers and other professionals.

“And whereas, despite giving ample amount of time & relaxations as requested by the associations, till date only one market association has issued i-cards to its members & submitted compliance; Therefore, the President/General Secretary of the remaining market associations are hereby required to show cause within 3 days of this notice, as to why they should not be made to follow odd-even operations for their shops, as suggested by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest). The reply should reach the office of the undersigned by Monday, August 9th, 5 pm,” the order said.

The markets had been shut earlier due to the rising COVID cases but were now reopening in a phased manner.


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