Srinagar: A meeting was called by Mohammad Aijaz, Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Development Commissioner, Srinagar where all prominent Trade Organizations were invited for unlocking the markets and to resume the business in Srinagar. The feedback was given by various shopkeeper associations and Trade Associations. President, KCC&I, Sheikh Ashiq gave the thrust that Srinagar being the centre for all activities, markets should be unlocked as suggested by all stakeholders and all SOPs should be followed by shopkeepers and customers. To resume Tourism in Srinagar it was stressed that the RT-PCR Test for all incoming tourists either by road or by air should be made mandatory as was done in Ladakh .
It was also suggested that Restaurants be opened with 50% capacity so that they can also run their business.
Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad also stressed that the vaccination programme should be conducted in full swing and the chamber will coordinate with all Affiliated Associations and give full support to this drive. He also urged the Government that small shop-keepers who suffered a lot due to continuous lockdown and suggested that interest free loans for the next five years, should be taken up with higher authorities so that they can revive their business as the capital has vanished due to lock down from the last three years.
Mohammad Aijaz, Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) assured the whole business Community that he will take all suggestions to the higher authority and come up with solutions to all their queries which will benefit the trade.