Sealing drive: Delhi traders to go on strike

New Delhi : The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will go on a two-day strike in the national capital from February 2 to protest the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s sealing drive.

The trade body on Saturday announced that they have called for a 48-hour bandh.

Earlier, the members of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s trade wing took part in a ‘katora’ (cup) march at the Karol Bagh market against the MCD’s move.

Traders, industrialists and transporters, who have suffered huge losses because of sealing and demonetisation, also participated in the protest march.

The drive to seal commercial establishments flouting provisions of the 2021 Master Plan began on January 7 in Khan Market on the orders of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee.

According to the master plan, traders using properties for mixed purposes have to pay a one-time conversion charge at the rate notified by the Delhi Government.(ANI)