Allow at least half occupancy of venue area for functions: Tent owners’ body
   Date :30-Sep-2020

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NAGPUR Tent House Association along with other associated traders took out a rally on District Collector Office. They demanded that permission should be given to 50 per cent people for any function depending upon the size of the venue. Anil Raut, President of Nagpur Tent House Association while talking to The Hitavada said, “Not only the tent house owners, but caterers and 140 other allied business people are the worst hit due to the lockdown.
We have formed a sub committee comprising all related people of Shubmangalam to raise our voice. After somehow managing the family affairs for a period of five months, it is now a very bleak situation. We are on the verge of starvation as our business activities has taken a back seat,” The workers in the tent house business, caterers, flower decorators, the band troops are the worst affected. He added, the present permission of 50 people at any function is very small and no one is able to earn. “Even people are postponing their marriage dates and cancelling other functions too,” he pointed out.
Raut added that they had requested to District Collector to permit number of people according the venue or the lawn, where the function is to be held. “If the lawn is on 10,000 square feet, 1,000 can be easily accommodate by following all the norms prescribed in the backdrop of Corona pandemic. However, we are only requesting permission of maximum 500 people for function. It may be even smaller if the space of the venue is less,” Raut clarified. Amrish Arora, Joint Secretary said, it is high time. Permission should be granted for half the capacity of venue.
“When the unlocking phase has started, we request Government to give ear to our woes. One function gives an opportunity for earning to may people,” he said. Also present at the rally were Vijay Kapse, Secretary, Nitin Mishra, Mohd Akil, Dr M M Baig, Abdul Saddiq (Laddu Bhai), Mohammed Bashir and others.