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The hospitality sector is looking for relief measures amid the weekend curfew in Delhi

The North India Hotel and Restaurant Association (HRANI) has presented a representation (a letter) to the Prime Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, asking for „urgent relief measures after the weekend curfew” due to the rising number of Covid- 19 cases were announced.

According to HRANI, the curfew is likely to hit 30% of restaurants hard, which could even result in closure.

“With this presentation, we would like to draw your attention to the announcement of the latest restrictions imposed on restaurants by the Delhi government. The restaurants may only be operated for take-away and delivery services. The restaurants will experience the upcoming business traffic within 14 days. With the last order, at least more than 30 percent of the restaurants will be completely closed, ”explained HRANI in his representative.

The letter added that the restaurant industry was looking for strong support from the state government in extending relief for restaurant survival, including allowing restaurants in standalone restaurants and restaurants in hotels with reduced capacity such as allowed in movie theaters. (It should be mentioned that the restaurants are open until 10 p.m. due to the nightly curfew.)

Also enable 24/7 food delivery by restaurants and commentary for restaurants in shopping malls.

„We also ask that hotel and restaurant staff be allowed to present a valid I-card or a valid letter from the hospitality industry, as is permitted in other cases, e.g. for officials from the transport department / medical staff, pharmacies and essential services. „the letter reads.

Garish Oberoi, chairman of the Delhi State Committee and Treasure, HRANI, said the 10pm curfew in Delhi state had already weighed heavily on the hotel and restaurant industry and restricting restaurants on weekends would now be the death knell for the industry .