Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Indian Retail Reels Under Coronavirus Panic

- Anuj Kejriwal -

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the order of closure of malls and multiplexes across many top cities by the respective state governments to prevent people congregating for any reason, has caused the organized retail scene in these cities to come to a grinding halt.

 

 

The top 8 main cities of India have 126 malls sprawling over more than 61 mn sq. ft. area, and more than 100 malls have multiplexes attached. Wherever it has been mandated, there will therefore be a high number of establishments that need to shut down for operations. Even short-term closures will have significant financial implications.

 

However, what matters more is that these establishments attract massive footfalls. In a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, shutting them down can be a major step forward in terms of harm-prevention.

 

 

City

Number of Malls

Area in Mn sq. ft.

No. of Malls with Cinema

Ahmedabad

6

2

4

Bangalore

24

10.5

21

Chennai

11

6.2

9

Delhi/NCR

33

16

18

Hyderabad

14

7.6

13

Kolkata

7

2.3

7

Mumbai

24

11.8

23

Pune

7

4.6

6

Grand Total

126

61

101


  

 

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About the Author
Anuj Kejriwal
Author & Entrepreneur

 

Anuj Kejriwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Retail

 

Disclaimer : The views expressed by the author in this feature are entirely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of INVC NEWS.

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