Diamond staff’ group says no to police, Surat Municipal Corporation plea to close markets by 2 pm

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The Surat diamond staff association has rejected an attraction made by the police and the Surat Municipal Corporation well being division to close the diamond market after 2 pm onwards.

With the rise in Covid instances and the state of affairs changing into important daily in Surat metropolis, the SMC well being division officers of Central zone on Thursday held a gathering with the Surat diamond brokers association, and law enforcement officials in Mahidharpura space, and had been urged to maintain the market shut by 2 pm onwards.

The proposal of SMC was rejected by the diamond brokers association, claiming that in the event that they shut the markets, all of the textile buying and selling markets would shut and in flip textile factories too must shut down.

The well being officers, together with police, additionally took a tour within the Mahidhapura diamond dealer space to see whether or not Covid tips are adopted or not.

Surat diamond brokers association president Nandlal Nakrani stated, “We have bluntly told the SMC officials and police that we will not keep the market close after 2.00 pm onwards, our business gets affected. If the diamond trading markets remain open then only the factory will run and lakhs of people working as diamond polishers will get salary.”