Ghaziabad industries unlikely to open after May 3 | Noida News

Ghaziabad: Chances of industries opening up in the district after May 3 looks slim as it comes under the red zone. This has been conveyed to the industry bodies by UP’s nodal officer for Ghaziabad, Sudhir Garg, in a meeting on Wednesday. However, a framework is being worked out to give permission to some industries in the rural areas to begin operations. And a report will be sent to the state government on the same soon.
“The meeting with industry bodies on Wednesday was to take stock of the prevailing situation and how and when we could go about opening up of industries. As of now, Ghaziabad is under the red zone. However, we will be sending a report to the state government that will take the final call on the matter,” Garg told TOI.
Virender Kumar, deputy commissioner of industries who was present in the meeting, said the modalities under which the businesses could be opened in Ghaziabad was discussed and the suggestions included giving permission to those units which could manage on the existing workforce present in their factory premises. “But social distancing and sanitisation of workers will be a pre-requisite for industries to open and also workers above 50 years and the ones suffering from any ailment will not be allowed to work,.”
But Ghaziabad industrialists are of the view that they be given permission to operate in a phased and controlled manner under the supervision of health department. “There are over 550 industries in Ghaziabad engaged in the production of essential commodities and they are already in operation, may be the authorities can follow the same template and start giving permission to industries to begin operations in a phased manner,” said Anil Gupta, general secretary, Ghaziabad Industries Federation.
From pharmaceuticals to engineering products and garments, there are 27,000 micro industries, 4,600 small-scale industries, 150 medium-scale industries and 45 heavy industries in Ghaziabad.

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