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Now, shop till you drop in Gurgaon

The Haryana government has allowed retailers to keep their outlets open round the clock on all seven days a week.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2010 23:47 IST
Sanjeev K. Ahuja

The Haryana government has allowed retailers to keep their outlets open round the clock on all seven days a week.

It has also withdrawn its two-year old directive to shut shops once a week.

Till now, all outlets, except those selling essential commodities, chemists, health care clinics, restaurants and cineplexes and those who had sought special permission, had to remain close on Tuesdays in malls and market complexes across Gurgaon.

The 24x7 privilege will require some formalities.

“All those who wish to enjoy this facility simply need to get themselves registered online with the labour department on its website www.hrlabour.org giving basic details, and with no extra cost,” additional Labour Commissioner M.R. Anand told Hindustan Times.

“These shops and establishment would no more have to apply for special exemption under the Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act to open round-the-clock for seven days a week anymore,” Anand said.

Anand said shops availing the option would have to give at least one leave in a week to its employees in rotation.

Pubs and bars will continue to be governed by excise laws and have to follow the ongoing time schedule of closing at 12.00 midnight and at 2.00 a.m. in special cases.