Work as usual
Despite the EC directions, various large-scale factories functioned on Monday. These included factories situated on highway at Lehli, Lalru and Dera Bassi besides factories on Barwala Road and at Dera Bassi Focal Point. Owing to this, thousands of workers could not exercise their franchise.
Returning officer Rajesh Tripathi said he had circulated the notices in this regard. Any factory found violating the directions would face strict action, he added.