Night Ops At Parimpora Mandi Banned

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Parimpora fruit mandi- KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: The district administration on Friday banned night operation at the wholesale Parimpora market and restricted the business timing for just four hours in a day.

According to an official spokesperson, night operations of the mandi have been banned altogether and that all new operational guidelines will remain valid until further orders. The decision in this regard has been taken after Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary’s visit to the mandi today.

“It should be noted that it has been decided that the mandi will now remain closed except from 8 am to 12 noon during which time it will operate strictly as per social distancing guidelines and under the watch of law enforcement officials,” the official spokesperson said.

Meanwhile the district administration has taken 230 samples taken from people working at and visiting the Parimpora mandi. The samples will be tested for COVID-19, the official spokesperson said.

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