Hotels, shops to down shutters

January 20, 2017 08:38 am | Updated 08:38 am IST - COIMBATORE:

Apart from merchants downing shutters across the district, about 1,000 shops at the Thyagi Kumaran Vegetable market in the city will remain shut on Friday, to express support to the protest for jallikattu. The micro and small-scale industries will continue operations, though the micro units have expressed their support. Coimbatore District Hotels Association has decided that all hotels in the district, including those in Pollachi and Mettupalayam will remain closed on Friday in support of the protest.

Merchants association and bakery owners association have announced that the members will down shutters from dawn to dusk on Friday. However, they have promised that there will be unhindered supply of food and other requirements to the protesters. Micro units members of TACT will also down shutters for a day.

Private schools association has already declared holiday on Friday. However, there is no clarity in respect of holiday for government schools, operation of bus services, autorickshaws and call taxis.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Government Servants Ondriyam has announced that they will take mass casual leave on Friday to support the protesters. Document writers will also keep away from work. The jewellery traders will down shutters from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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