Dimapur, August 16: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has expressed gratitude to the District administration and DTF for prompt decision to reopen all categories of shops and business establishments with effect from August 17.
The reopening of shops with extended shopping hours will go a long way in providing relief to customers as well as help to avoid rush and overcrowding, the DCCI said in a release issued by its president Akashe Zhimomi and general secretary Sanjay Sethi.
The DCCI also reminded shops and business establishments to strictly adhere to the laid down SOPs. It asked all shops to ensure social distancing, insists on wearing masks (both customers and shopkeepers) as well as provide hand sanitizers in their respective shops. Strict action including fine and sealing of shops will be initiated against shopkeepers violating the SOP guidelines, it warned.
The DCCI further reminded the State Government on the repeated requests for reopening of Hong Kong Market, New Market, Hazi Park Market and Millennium Building Market, saying the losses incurred due to closure of these markets since March 24 is running in terms of crores of rupees. “From distributors and wholesalers down to retailers and their families, all of them are facing untold hardships due to the closure, which is now into the fifth month,” it reminded.
Stating that the DTF Dimapur has recommended opening of these markets but so far the State Government is yet to take action, the DCCI appealed the Government to take immediate steps to alleviate the plight of the business community of these four markets.
(Page News Service)