The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Union Minister Hardeep Puri demanding immediate de-sealing of shops in Delhi.
The traders’ body has also demanded an active participation in the consultation process of Master Plan 2041 which is being prepared for Delhi.
“We have also demanded that the Delhi Rent Act should also be finalised, ending a long running dispute between the landlords and tenants in Delhi, assessing all the related circumstances and making such a law in which the interests of the landlords along with the tenants must be equally protected,” the traders’ body said in a statement.
CAIT national secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said that about six thousand shops are sealed in Delhi at present. Corona started since the beginning of the year 2020 and the traders of Delhi are faced with a big crisis of livelihood and in such a situation, it has become imperative that shops are immediately de-sealed.
Keeping this in view, the Central Government should take an initiative in this matter and pass an ordinance in which all sealed shops should be opened and all other problems related to sealing should be postponed for the time being thereby giving all traders a fair chance to do business, he said.
Khandelwal also said that if required to approach the Supreme Court then the Central Government and Delhi Government together must go to court and seal of shops should be opened on humanitarian grounds.
“The subject of regularisation of 351 roads is pending in the Supreme Court. the Delhi government should immediately go to court and get orders to regularise these roads,” he said.
He also stressed on the immediate need to de-seal Marble Godowns in Chattarpur area of Delhi, which are sealed for the last two and half years, despite the Govt notifying a clear policy for regularisation of go-down clusters and stand alone go-downs.