Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner, Vikram Kumar, on Tuesday, announced that the odd-even formula for running non-essential shops has been withdrawn. The shops can now open seven days a week from 9 am to 7 pm, states the revised orders issued by the PMC.
“The rules for opening non-essential commodity stores outside containment zones on certain conditions have been withdrawn now. The stores outside containment zones can do business on all days from 9 am to 7 pm,” Kumar said.
Earlier, the district administration of Pune, had allowed the malls to open on seven days in a week between 9 am to 7 pm from August 5.
Indicating the contrary orders made by district administration within and outside the city, the Federation of Trade Association of Pune (FTAP) demanded the cancellation of the odd-even formula of running the shops.