The Delhi government has allowed restaurants in the city to operate round-the-clock amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In another major relief to city restaurants, the Kejriwal-led Delhi government stated that the requirement of tourism licenses will be removed.
According to a statement by the Delhi government, the government also announced other measures such as initiating a process to abolish police licenses and health trade licenses from local bodies for restaurants to end, ‘permit raj’ in the industry.
The Delhi government said such steps will help the industry generate more employment through higher demand. This will set an example of the ‘Delhi Model’ of ease of doing business, it said.
On the request of restaurateurs to allow 24×7 business, it was agreed that 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, the statement said.
Kejriwal also directed that health trade licenses issued by municipal corporations to restaurants should be abolished within 10 days, it said.