Printed: Could 24, 2020 1:59:13 am
Private safe vaults in Surat opened on Saturday for diamond retailers and others amid the lockdown.
The retailers, who run their places of work in small cubicles in markets, used to maintain the diamonds in the safe vaults and take it on subsequent day to do their routine enterprise, stated Kiriti Shah, a diamond dealer at Mahidharpura.
Because of the lock down, for the final two months, the diamond merchants and retailers, who had saved diamonds and money in lockers on the safe vaults have been dealing with difficulties. The diamond merchants and vault house owners requested Surat Diamond Affiliation to hunt permission to make use of the safe vaults.
On Could 21, the district collector had given permission to the safe vault house owners to open their lockers from 9.00 am to three.00 pm on Saturday, whereas sustaining social distancing norms. The safe vault house owners intimated their members by means of calls and WhatsApp messages.
On Saturday, the diamond merchants reached their respective safe vaults following the norms like sustaining social distancing and use of the sanitizers.
Safe vault agency proprietor Kanji Bhalara stated, “It was long demand of the members but we were also helpless. It is a good sign for the diamond industry as those who had taken rough and polished diamonds will start doing business.”
Surat Diamond Affiliation president Babubhai Katheriya stated, “The tough and polished diamonds will slowly enter into the market. We’ve additionally discovered that a number of the small and center measurement diamond factories have began opening following the norms amid the Covid -19 pandemic.“
Surat metropolis has round 40 diamond safe vaults run by personal companies. They’re situated close to the diamond buying and selling places of work in Surat metropolis whereas a number of the vaults are in the newly-developed areas in Surat.
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