Good news for Hotels and Restaurants of Delhi, opening permission granted
In a major announcement, Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi has accorded permission for opening of hotels and restaurants in Delhi.
It is a big step towards the revival of tourism and hospitality activities in the capital city. In a major announcement, Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi has accorded permission for opening of hotels and restaurants in Delhi.
"Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel held discussion with the Lt. Governor of NCT to request him to accede to the demands of the hospitality industry in Delhi for permission to start hotel and restaurant operations. Prior to this, he had also taken up this matter with Home Ministry," Ministry of Tourism said.
Welcoming this major announcement, Prahlad Singh Patel thanked the Home Minister and Lt. Governor of Delhi and said, "Opening of the two biggest segments of the tourism industry viz hotels & restaurants in the country’s capital is positive move that will help push domestic travel and give much relief to the industry which has been reading itself with all health and safety protocols."
The Ministry of Home Affairs has given permission to start the hotel, restaurant and hospitality services in the tourism sector from 8th June '20 in a phased manner. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had issued SoPs /Protocols for operation of hotels, restaurants and other accommodation Units and Ministry of Tourism had subsequently come up with operational guidelines.
Towards another major move in rebooting the tourism activities, Prahlad Singh Patel has requested that Home Ministry to consider allowing the Banquets halls and Conference facilities to operate at 50 Percent of their capacity by following the existing safety protocols and social distancing norms , a move that will help kickstart the MICE Industry.
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