More than 7 lakh city traders have planned to don their shutters in protest of the sealing drive being carried out by the MCD. The traders are also protesting against the conversion charge. About 400 leading trade associations have supported the bandh. Recently, the South MCD had carried out sealing drive in Defence Colony Mkt where some restaurants and shops were sealed. The traders say that they would intensify their protests if the municipal corporation does not take back its order of sealing in the guise of SC order.
All retail and wholesale markets will remain shut today. Many traders have blamed the BJP-ruled corporations of not being able to stop the sealing drive and have asked that sealing drive be deferred.