Markets in the Old City continued to witness increased footfall during evening hours before the night curfew comes into force.
Though the administration has put in place stringent measures to check cross-border movement of people, the traders and citizen committee proposed to close down markets for five days.
The decision to keep shutter down was taken following a video conference meeting in which leading trade leaders of about 150 prominent associations of the city participated.
The letter also called for considering the entire Bengaluru trade sector as one and act accordingly.
The district administration’s announcement of limiting the devotee’s arrival for the Chithirai festival in temples across the district has shattered the hopes of hundreds of traders and street vendors
Retail and wholesale businesses across the country have taken a hit of Rs 46,000 crore in the last ten days amid night curfews and partial lockdowns across several states.
Traders in 1800 Koyambedu retail and semi-wholesale shops, which opened after a gap of seven months were staring at an uncertainty after the state government ordered the closure of retail shops.
Meanwhile, the members of the United Hospitality Association, a body that represents hotels, restaurants and bars, staged a protest outside the Pune Collectorate Office.
But, this year, too, there is a tremendous decline and markets have been relatively empty in the week leading up to the festival of colours.
Seizures include hundreds of kilos of appalam and cash from goat traders
As per the resolution issued on July 27, 2017, if a trade is identified to be carried on without license, a 100 per cent penalty will be imposed on the trader at the time of identification.
The Association representatives on Monday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.
Varanasi is famous for garments and traders from across south India and other parts of the country purchase garments from there.
On Republic Day every year, Connaught Place opens around 1 PM.
However, the court also said that if any wholesale trade is carried outside the market area, then the local authority can initiate action against those involved in it.