On Friday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had instructed that markets be closed between 10.00pm and 6:00am in five districts –Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Ratlam and Vidisha.
However, traders association of state capital decided to down shutters by 8:00pm in state capital to curb corona spread. Bhopal Chamber of Commerce, Confederation All India Traders (CAIT) and other traders association attended the meeting convened by New Market Traders’ Association. Akhil Bharatiya Vyapar Mahasangh general secretary Anupam Agrawal said that Thok Bazar too would close down by 8:00 pm.
Protem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma, while talking to Free Press, said, “Traders association put up the proposal for closing shops by 8:00 pm. The disaster management committee welcomed it. Rest is already in guidelines issued by the state government. Limit of participants in marriage ceremony to 100 in hall and 200 in open space too were already there. Similarly, state government has already decided to close business establishments by 10:00 pm and till 6:00 am so it is for trade and business including wine shops.”