‘Increase timings of city restaurants’
   Date :03-Nov-2020

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Business Bureau :
Highlighting the need to keep restaurants open for increased period, the city’s hotel owners on Monday took up the matter with Mayor Sadeep Joshi. The owners and representatives of the restaurants, under the banner of NCP Business Cell and Nagpur Eateries Association also met District Collector Ravindra Thakare and NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and handed over a memorandum to increase business hours of restaurants. In the meeting with the Mayor, Swapnil Ahirkar, President of NCP Business Cell said that the restaurant owners in the city had suffered huge financial losses during the lockdown period imposed due to the coronavirus crisis.
Although the restaurant are now open, the timings till 10 pm is insufficient and should be increased till 12 midnight as the restaurants are loosing potential business. He requested the authorities to create a better environment for the revival of business and increase working hours of the restaurants.
Aum Hansles, President of Nagpur Eateries Association said that customers generally windup from their office and shops by 9 pm and then go out for dinning. For restaurants it was not possible to serve such customers properly. He further said that it takes more than one hour to wind-up a restaurant and not possible to work with such stipulated time. Mandeep Singh, Rudra Dhakde and Prem Mundafate were present.