Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has a big challenge to ensure social distancing is adhered to when the night market in Setia Alam reopens today.
Traders have been urged to comply with all rules and regulations set by the city council.
“This night market is one of the biggest in the state with more than 300 traders and it will be a challenge, but we will ensure physical distancing is practised, along with the other rules,” said Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim.
He said a meeting was held between them and the market association, who had agreed to comply with the rules and hire Rela officers to control the crowd.
“The traders are very accommodating and so far they are cooperative and have agreed to follow the set rules,” he said.
As for other morning and night markets in Shah Alam that were allowed to operate since June, Haris said so far, there had been no complaints of non-compliance.
He hoped all market traders and visitors would continue following the rules such as wearing a face mask and practising physical distancing.
Haris was speaking with reporters after launching MBSA’s Kibar Jalur Gemilang campaign at Dataran Shah Alam.
At the event, more than 30 cars representing various state government departments waited in line as the mayor attached a flag to their vehicles.
“We have vehicles from various MBSA departments and agencies such as the Drainage and Irrigation Department, Health Department, Tourism Selangor and even the Public Works Department.
“I hope these vehicles bearing the Jalur Gemilang will spread the message of patriotism and unity,” he said.
He also urged residents and business owners in Shah Alam to raise the flag in their respective premises and vehicles to instil patriotism in the hearts of all.
Also present at the event were MBSA councillors, department heads and deputy mayor Mohd Rashidi Ruslan.