Delhi’s IT market Nehru Place opens today

(File Photo) Nehru Place market before the lockdown

In a meeting led by Delhi-NCR IT association, PCAIT, with ACP, SHO Kalkaji, and SDM Kalkaji, it has been decided that all private offices in Nehru Place Commercial Centre are permitted to open and work with restrictions of 33 per cent staff strength and social distancing under the MHA guidelines. However, close to 1500 exclusive and multi-branded retail stores will remain closed, until further notice.

Speaking exclusively to CRN India after this meeting, Alok Gupta, President, PCAIT, informed, “Following the issued MHA guidelines, Nehru Place office owners have decided to open their offices from today with thin workforce and maintaining strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Nevertheless, opening of retail stores located in ground and first floor for laptops and IT related products for customers buying will not be allowed.”

Presently, the Asia’s largest IT hub has close to 8,000 private offices including 1,500 to 2,000 mid to large IT stores, of which, only 5,000 offices will be operational from today.

Gupta added, “The opening of offices will allow owners to resume the order delivery for new and pending demand, managing the spare parts and repair work. Initially, we may face operational challenge, but we can resume our finance and operational task in such time.”

IT store opened in Jaipur

Similarly, IT stores in Jaipur and near towns are also reported to resume operational for limited working hours. Dayashankar of Divakar Infotech informed, “We have opened our multibrand retail store located in Tonk Road, Jaipur. However, our Canon store located in main IT market, Raisar Plaza remained closed. We have started taking new orders and delivery of products through courier at customers doors. However, courier service agencies are overcharging for the pick and drop of the products.”


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