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Retail visits show a pickup, and other weekly economic indicator insights

Traffic data also showing positive signs

Shopping, mall, sale, shops, restaurants, retailers, brands, customers, buyers, people, consumers
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Sachin P MampattaKrishna KantShine Jacob Mumbai/Delhi
More people are visiting retail and recreation spots even as India’s total Covid-19 cases crossed the three million mark.

Increased traffic in key cities are also among indicators pointing to people stepping out of their homes as the economic cost of the lockdown forced the government to gradually reduce restrictions. Business Standard tracks power generation, pollution and railway freight numbers on a weekly basis; in addition to traffic and Google’s mobility reports on visits to retail and other spots. Google’s reports come with a lag, all other data is as of 23rd August. The usual economic indicators like trade numbers and

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First Published: Aug 24 2020 | 2:22 PM IST

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