UT Administration orders Palika Bazar, Shastri Market to follow odd-even policy of closing shops

Latest order extends policy to some more markets; Sukhna Lake to remain closed over weekends

UT Administration orders Palika Bazar, Shastri Market to follow odd-even policy of closing shops

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 14

The Chandigarh Administration announced that its odd even policy for closing shops will extend to some other popular markets like Palika Bazar and Shastri market ---a development that comes on the back of Chandigarh’s alarming rise in coronavirus cases.

 In his latest order, Manoj Parida, who’s the adviser to UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, named 12 congested markets in the city that will follow the odd-even policy of opening shops---that is, even-numbered shops will function on one day and those with odd numbers the next---from August 15 to August 24.

The market places that will have to follow this policy for the next 10 days are:  

Krishna Market Sector 41,

Market area near old PNB Bank/Bihari Garment at Bumil Chowk

Shastri Market, Sector 22; Patel Market Sector 15

Sector 8 Internal market

Azad Market Sector 20

Palace Market, Sector 20

 Booth Market, Sector 21

Palika Bazar, Sector 19

Sadar Market, Sector 19  

Janta Market, Sector 27

Electronic Market, Sector 18

The order said Sector 43’s Scooter Repair Market will remain closed on Sundays.

Additionally, basement of the following shops of Sector 22’s Mobile Market will remain closed for 10 days.

SCO 1010-11 Radha Market

SC0 1030-31-Attari Market

SCO 1004-Sweety Market

SCO 1003-04

The order also said remaining buildings where chambers/cabins are located will remain closed on odd-oven basis as per the plan finalised by local SDMs in consultation with the owners of the shops.

Additionally, Sukhna Lake will continue to remain close for public over weekends until further orders, the order said.

Chandigarh has been reporting an alarming rise in coronavirus this month. The UT’s COVID-19 count now stands at over 1,800 with 27 deaths.   

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