As per Mumbai’s guardian minister Aslam Shaikh, restaurant and bar timings will be restored to pre-Covid times i.e. 1.30 am by the end of the week.
It’s finally happening! Yeah you heard it right…restaurants in Maharashtra are now allowed to operate till 12 am in the midnight starting October, 22.Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the state administration to issue guidelines for extending the business hours for restaurants and bars.
As per Mumbai’s guardian minister Aslam Shaikh, restaurant and bar timings will be restored to pre-Covid times i.e. 1.30 am by the end of the week."In the wake of the upcoming festival season, it is now felt that restrictions on time of functioning for various establishments like shops, restaurants, hotels etc. will lead to more crowding in the shorter duration in which they are currently allowed to function. Hence, the establishments will be allowed to operate till 12 am," read the CMO statement.
However, the government has kept the conditions like; proper sanitization, vaccination of employee, and 50 per cent seating capacity same.At present restaurants were operating till 10 pm and the sector has been requesting government for an extension since long.Earlier, Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR), had once again requested its demand for extending the operational timings of city restaurants to pre-covid time period, i.e. till 1.30 am taking into account that Diwali was round the corner.
With this move, the restaurant and bars owners have witnessed a sense of relief as with Diwali and other festivals around the corner, they were targeting their sales to touch the pre-covid numbers.