Wanna get our awesome news?

Subscribe to our newsletter!


Actually we won’t spam you and keep your personal data secure

As the voice of the Indian restaurant industry, we represent the interests of 500000+ restaurants & an industry valued @ USD 4 billion. Whether a chain or independent restaurant, the NRAI is here to help every step of the way. Join us!


Restaurateurs laud Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for lifting weekend curfew



National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has thanked Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for lifting the weekend curfew in Karnataka and hearing the concerns of the restaurant industry.

Mukesh Tolani, Head of NRAI Bengaluru Chapter said: “On behalf of the Industry, I profusely thank Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai for lifting the weekend curfew in Bengaluru. A huge thank you for hearing out our concerns so patiently, understanding them and reassuring us that they will be resolved soon. The announcement of the lifting of weekend curfew is the ray of hope for us and the industry can certainly be hopeful of a balanced approach with regards to curfews in future.”

He further added that during a meeting with the CM, they had conveyed that they were fighting a grim battle for existence and only an urgent policy and fiscal support from the Government could help them survive the pandemic.

“I was so delighted to see that the Chief Minister is pro-business and advised us to make more detailed and specific representations and promised to take up the concerns of the industry on priority. The meeting gave the industry much optimism after a gloomy 2 years as Basavaraj Bommai also expressed empathy towards the situation faced by our industry over the last 2 years and promised to keep the industry in mind when taking decisions on curfews and expressed that he would be happiest when businesses like ours can get back to complete normal operations,” he explained. The representatives of NRAI and Craft Brewers Association of India met with the Chief Minister on Friday where they expressed the concerns of the with regards to the weekend curfew, taxations, licensing and ease-of-doing business. The government ended the weekend curfew on Friday despite the growing number of Covid in the state especially in Bengaluru after the high-level meeting.

Cases dip in Bengaluru

Has Bengaluru gone past its peak? Well, it may be too early to say but the city’s cases saw a big dip on Saturday with 17,266 people testing positive (along with six deaths). On the other hand, State’s cases also saw a slight dip with 42,470 cases with 26 deaths. Interestingly, 1,11,905 tests were conducted in Bengaluru which is an indicator that the tests have been higher (usually cases dip with fewer tests). A health expert said, “It may be too early to predict about Bengaluru but if the same trend continues for a week, then we may be able to say whether Covid is dipping or not. Let’s hope the cases fall at the earliest.”

Recommended for you