Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, on July 31, overruled the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government’s decision to open hotels and allow weekly bazaars on a trial basis.
Under the third phase of gradual unlocking in India, more curbs were lifted by the Centre, while allowing states and union territories to decide the course of action in the non-containment zones.
Based on the directive, the Delhi government had decided to allow hotels, hospitality services, and street hawkers from August 1 alongside lifting the night curfew.
The AAP government also had plans to allow weekly bazaars for a week on a trial basis to see if people are adhering to social distancing norms.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office read: “These decisions are in continuation of several important decisions taken by CM Arvind Kejriwal in the past few days to ensure Delhi’s economy, which was impacted severely by the lockdown, gets back on track.”
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Hotels were reopened on the ground that several of them had been delinked and were no longer linked to hospitals.
The LG's decision comes a day after he junked Delhi government’s decision to reject the panel of lawyers appointed by Delhi Police to fight cases related to the February riots.
With PTI inputs