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Delhi traders today called for a day-long 'bandh' next week in protest against the ongoing sealing drive against illegal commercial establishments, and threatened to move their businesses to neighbouring cities.
The meeting was attended by leaders of more than 250 prominent trade associations of Delhi, Khandelwal said.
The traders demand that the Union government bring a legislation in the current session of Parliament to put a moratorium on sealing.
"It has become difficult to trade in Delhi and if it continues, the traders will be forced to shift their businesses to neighbouring cities like Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat which will adversely affect the economy of Delhi," Khandelwal said.
He claimed the bungalows occupied by political parties and lawmakers in Lutyens' zone in central Delhi have largescale unauthorised construction. He asked why no action was being taken against them.
Civic bodies have undertaken the sealing drive initiated by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee on December 17 last year. The committee is sealing business establishments that are using residential properties for commercial purposes.
Commercial premises have been sealed for failing to deposit conversion charges according to provisions in Master Plan 2021.
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