Opening of ‘Metro Mall’ opposed

Members of Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry have opposed the proposed launch of Metro wholesale mall in Vijayawada on November 9. Many small traders will suffer due to the launch of the malls and appealed to the Government not to give permission for the wholesale malls.

The traders resented the Centre’s decision to allow 51 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), but the Government was allowing the FDI, causing severe loss to retail market, said the traders.