Despite the Gurgaon administration not saying any curfew or curbs on motion in gentle of the rise in Covid instances within the district, members of business associations worry that such measures being adopted in different components of the nation and in neighbouring Delhi can have hostile implications for companies situated in Gurgaon.
There are two fundamental issues amongst members of business associations — worry that staff will panic and a mass exodus will ensue as they rush to their houses for the second time in a 12 months, and apprehensions of the provision chain and demand being affected due to curbs in states reminiscent of Maharashtra.
“Workers are getting concerned because of the night curfew in Delhi and the lockdown in Maharashtra. There is fear of another lockdown here as well,” stated Deepak Maini, normal secretary of the Haryana Chapter of the Federation of Indian Industry.
Animesh Saxena, CEO of Neetee Apparel LLP and president of Udyog Vihar Industrial Association, stated, “There is definitely an apprehension. The government should not do any knee-jerk reaction like closing the borders or putting other restrictions. There have been rumors that there could be a lockdown, and we are worried that workers will panic and transport will be curtailed, because of which there may be an exodus. We are trying to assure them that there is no such thing, but the government should be very careful.”
“They should ideally share a detailed plan that if cases go up, these measures will be taken, so there is no rumour. There has to be a very professional, graded action plan shared with the industry and public so that there is no panic and people are prepared,” he stated.
Ashok Kohli, president of the Chamber of Industries of Udyog Vihar, stated: “The real test will be the demand, given lockdowns like in Maharashtra, because our sale is dependent on not just one state but the entire country… if the demand goes down, everything goes down. The crux of the business is demand”.
Gurgaon has since March seen a surge in coronavirus instances, with the district presently having over 3,500 lively instances for the primary time this 12 months, and a positivity price of seven.9 per cent. The Civil Surgeon had Tuesday issued a well being advisory, which really useful “work from home” to be adopted the place doable and “work staggering” in industries. No orders to this impact have been issued but.