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Are you eating out yet? Chances are, if you’re in Mumbai or Delhi, you’ve probably had to answer that question, as well as supply a steady stream of information about all the logistics of dining out that 2020 has brought.
Delhi restaurant timings
Providing some relief to the beleaguered restaurant industry, the Delhi government has allowed establishments to operate 24×7. This is a significant development. When restaurants in the capital opened on 8 June, they were asked to close by 7pm, a rule that was heavily opposed by the industry. Many eateries chose to remain closed as the reopening exercise proved pointless and expensive for chains that served liquor. The new ruling, along with a few measures such as initiation of a process to abolish police licenses and health trade licenses from local bodies for restaurants, will undoubtedly help more establishments get back on their feet.
“On the request of restaurateurs to allow 24×7 business, it was agreed that the restaurants will be allowed to operate at all hours subject to the condition that they submit an undertaking that they will take care of the health and security of their entire staff,” said an official statement released by the state government.
Mumbai, Pune restaurant timings
Restaurants and bars in Maharashtra too can breathe easy as they have been officially allowed to remain open from 8am to 10pm or as directed by the municipal commissioners or district collectors.
Earlier however, Mumbai restaurants were informed that they can operate till 1am. The new notification will mean that the last order at a Mumbai restaurant will have to be placed by 9pm, for establishments to close by 10pm. On 5 October, hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars in Maharashtra were allowed to resume operations with a capacity not exceeding 50 per cent or as directed by local authorities. Those in Mumbai will have to operate with a 33 per cent capacity.
The State Cabinet on Wednesday also approved the ease of doing business policy—in the works for many months now— for the hospitality sector. The new policy reduces the number of licences required to 10 from the existing 70 to start a new business in the state and seeks to boost the hospitality industry by attracting investment and increasing employment opportunities.Under this policy, the validity of all licenses, with no fixed time limit by law, will be five years from the date of issuance. There will also be a single window system to issue licences for the hospitality sector to help facilitate business.
“It is hereby informed that the restaurants and bars will remain open from 8am and close at 10pm sharp, or as directed by the respective municipal commissioners or district collectors (depending on the prevalent situation of COVID-19 pandemic),” Dr Dhananjay Savalkar, Joint Tourism Director, Maharashtra, said in the letter issued to restaurant and hotel bodies on Wednesday.
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