Retailers also lament that they were not given any concession or waivers during the lockdown
Retail outlets at Chennai Metro Rail stations that reopened after the lockdown was lifted are witnessing lean business and have indicated that it would take a few months to get back to normalcy.
A few brands who operate out of Metro stations are yet to open their shops and are waiting for the number of commuters to increase. Retailers here also lamented that they were not given any concession or waivers during the lockdown.
In Chennai Metro Rail’s network of 45 km dotting 32 stations in the city, several retail outlets and restaurants including Chai Kings, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Frankie, Dilkush and Madras Coffee House had sprung up in the past few years. As the number of people using Chennai Metro grew and reached an average of about 1.15 lakh a day, business did look up for quite a few…