All the business shops of the Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar downed the shutters indefinitely from today. The decision of shutting down the shops was taken by Committee on Bazaar Business Community of Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar demanding a review of the state cabinet decision which declared no parking zone at the Paona and Thangal Keithel area. Due to the shutdown, a large number of the general public were affected, however the three Ima Keithels remained open for business as normal.
Speaking to the media persons, Huirem Badalkumar- Convener of the Committee on Bazaar Business Community of Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar said that the Committee submitted a memorandum to the CM affirming to review the cabinet decision before March 1, however there is no any positive responses come from the government prompting the committee to take the step of shutting down the shops indefinitely.
He further stated that crowding of the road of the Paona and Thangal markets is not because of the customers or the shops but due to the failure of arrangements by the state government transport department. The rule made by the state government is broken by the state government officials themselves by passing their vehicle in the wrong way.
He further added that the state government should provide proper training to the traffic personnel about their duties. Instead of the doing their duties, most of them are busy in handshaking on the road side he added.
He further said that the state government should provide a proper alternative arrangement for the parking problems, adding that the protest would continue.