Friday, 16 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
Agitated by the anti-encroachment drive the local shopkeepers have continued to oppose the drive. Regarding the same, the members of Doon Udyog Vyapar Mandal (DUVM) also met district magistrate, Ashish Kumar Srivastava expressing their concern and sought relaxation considering the festive season. They stated that when the shopkeepers are ready to remove their encroachments on their own, the administration should stop troubling the shopkeepers by bringing JCBs to marketplaces that severely affects their business. Members of the association told the DM that businessmen should not be bothered with anti-encroachment drive during the festive season when they hope to earn some profits after months of loss due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, Srivastava has made no official statement to the businessmen to stop encroachments demolition in the marketplaces yet, as informed by the members of the association.