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City pubs and bars hopeful to open doors this week


Last week saw the Supreme Court pronounce the judgement that the ban on liquor outlets around highways is not within city limits. Bengaluru, like the other big cities, has faced the brunt of this decision, with a lot of outlets in its busiests localities including the Central Business District being shut for the past two months. Restaurateur Manu Chandra says that he hopes for everything to be fine this week. “What is left is only the paperwork. Those who haven’t filed for their renewal of license properly or have some pending issues might face hurdles. But, ideally I am hoping that the authorities renew our licenses and allow us to begin business this week. It has already been too long. September is also one of our busiest months, so we are hoping to be back,” says Manu.

The two-month-long shutdown has caused a lot of losses. “The National Restaurant Association of India and its president Riyaaz Amlani did read out some figures. But, the estimation for two months of shutdown across the country in major areas could easily total up to `10,000 crore. Add to this the problems like retrenchment during this season, this has been a tough time for the industry and we are hoping to get back on our feet soon,” adds Manu.

Source: Times of India

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