In January-February, all the industries and offices in China were closed due to Coronavirus. The orders of machinery given by textile entrepreneurs in Surat were stuck. Delivery was not taking place from China. Also, the shipping bills of the machines whose containers came from China to Indian ports could not received. Meanwhile, the ports were partially closed following the country’s lockdown in late March.

Now the clearance operation has started at Mumbai port. The machinery importers of Surat have started releasing the machinery from the custom and bringing it to Surat. 250 waterjet and 50 airjet textile machines have been released. Machines are being delivered to Weavers at Palsana and Keem industrial area. The installation of these machinery will be started after getting permission from the administration.