CAIT claims 7 cr traders observe Janata Curfew

Source : IANS
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Last Updated: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2020, 17:40:08hrs
CAIT claims 7 cr traders observe Janata Curfew

New Delhi: Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a Janata Curfew on Sunday, about 7 crore traders throughout the country and 40 crore of their employees are staying at home, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said.

The apex traders' body also urged PM Modi to announce a national lockdown in view of rapidly growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and help prevent possible community transmission.

"About 60,000 commercial markets and 40,000 Trade Associations having 7 crore traders and 40 crore employees are all set to stay at home observing Janata Curfew today on call of PM Modi," CAIT said.

Meanwhile, popular market places in national capital saw deserted roads, with traders in markets like Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market, Chandhni Chowk market, Connaught Place and others observing Janata Curfew and kept shutters of their shops down.