Delhi: Restaurants, hotels and clubs allowed to serve liquor, bars to stay closed | Delhi News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Eating places, inns and golf equipment in Delhi can now serve liquor due to a route given to the excise division by the Delhi authorities. The route comes a day after the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) allowed inns to renew operations. Bars, nevertheless, will stay closed.
In a letter despatched to Commissioner (Excise) on Thursday, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has written that a number of states have permitted service of liquor by license holders at tables in eating places and golf equipment and requested the excise division to difficulty permissions for service of liquor in Delhi’s eating places, golf equipment and inns too.
‘Beneath the unlock pointers, Delhi authorities has allowed operation of eating places topic to social distancing norms. Within the DDMA assembly held on August 19, 2020, the federal government has additionally allowed opening of inns. Bars will stay closed underneath the provisions of unlock pointers of the Ministry of Residence Affairs,’ the order states. It additional says that a number of state governments together with Assam, Punjab, Rajasthan and so on. have permitted serving of liquor by license holders underneath the Excise Guidelines on the desk within the eating places and golf equipment and within the lodge rooms.
‘Contemplating the income implications, Excise Division to difficulty essential permission for service of liquor within the eating places and golf equipment by licensees on the desk and within the lodge rooms,’ it stated.
The Nationwide Restaurant Affiliation of India (NRAI) had just lately written to the excise division requesting permission to serve liquor in eating places in Delhi. With eating places working on round 50% occupancy to make sure social distancing, restaurant house owners really feel liquor gross sales would assist them make up for the losses.

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