The 48 hours long Delhi Trade Bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) enters into second day today as all major wholesale and retail markets of Delhi observed a complete Trade Bandh. The markets wore a deserted look and no business activity took place in any of the markets of Delhi.

About 100 trade leaders from all States joined by hundreds of traders from Delhi took out a Protest March from Red Fort to Town Hall, Chandni Chowk and later sat on a Dharna demanding justice for Delhi traders on sealing issue. Protest Marches, Candle March, Demonstrations were held in various markets across Delhi.

” The 48 hours Delhi Trade Bandh was spontaneous and successful and amply reflected the amount of anguish and resentment of the traders over arbitrary sealing being conducted by the Monitoring Committee in a most dictatorial manner keeping aside the law book of MCD Act,1957″-said Mr. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) while claiming the great success of Delhi Trade Bandh.

Though appreciating the proposals mooted by DDA for amending the Master Plan to bring relief to traders from sealing, the CAIT has sent a 12 point Traders Charter to Mr. Hardeep Puri, Union Minister for Urban Development urging him to take necessary steps to mitigate the problems of the traders on account of sealing.

The 12 Point Charter includes keeping status quo in special area till the time redevelopment plan of special area is prepared & implemented, the LSC declared in 1998 should be charged the rates prevailing in that year, the plot size in LSC should be increased from 175 meter to 250 meter. While regularising & enhancing the FAR, the condition of parking availability should be withdrawn, three colonies Greater Kailash, Green Park & South Extension developed by DLF should be enlisted on the list of Rehabilitation Colonies developed by DLF, Commercial use of basement should be allowed uniformly in any street, the limit of paying conversion charges should be fixed for 10 years.

Interest & penalty should be waived for the persons who have not yet paid conversion charges for any reason and henceforth  penalty & interest may be levied for future defaulters, a new survey of roads which have not been surveyed so far should be conducted and notify them as commercial or mixed land use, the warehouses or godowns made on agriculture land or in non conforming areas should be allowed to conduct any type of business activity, the negative trade should be allowed to operate till the time such trade are shifted.​ Condition of obtaining no objection from fire department for usage of basement should be abolished.​

With successful 48 hours Delhi Trade Bandh, the CAIT has declared that Markets will open tomorrow  except those markets who observe Sunday as Weekly holiday.

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