JAMMU, Jan 19: Taking one more step for the welfare of traders and the society as a whole, Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu today has decided to observe voluntary weekend lockdown from Jan 22 for three weeks.
Addressing a press conference here today president Deepak Gupta said that last week in a meeting, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langer appealed to Market Associations to voluntarily stagger schedules to reduce crowds. State administration also imposed Weekend restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir from last Saturday. Although ware house allowed to open the whole week because this market deals with essential supply but being a responsible Federation we have decided to observe self weekend lockdown from coming Saturday for three weeks.
Gupta said that the decision in this regard was taken in an emergency meeting held on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Munish Mahajan, senior vice president, Abhimanyu Gupta, junior vice president, Sham Lal Langer – general secretary and others.
“It was unanimously decided that to help the administration in controlling this pandemic, all shops in Ware House-Nehru Market and adjoining markets will observe weekend lockdown from coming Saturday for the next three weeks. All shops will remain closed on every Saturday-Sunday during this period,” Gupta informed.
He said during second wave, when the whole of Jammu was locked down inside the homes and life came to a halt, Traders Federation Ware House Nehru Market had come forward to help the needy people of Jammu. The Federation established “Oxygen War Room”, “Ration War Room” and “Medicine War Room” in the Federation office and these War rooms are still operational and anyone in need can contact the Federation for which several helpline numbers have been released.
The other office bearers were also present during conference.