Restaurants in Mumbai are again cheering with happiness as the Mumbai administration yesterday decided to lift night curfew and ease a few other restrictions including restaurants to open as per normal timing before the pandemic i.e 1:30 am in the night.
This move has come as a great stress buster for the bleeding sector as this will be after almost two years that restaurants and bars will be operating as per their normal timings.
“Restaurants, Theaters, Natyagrihas shall remain open with 50 per cent capacity as per normal timing before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a circular from BMC.
“Finally! No more bed time at 10 pm for restaurants,” posted Gauri Devidayal on her Instagram story who runs award winning restaurants like Mg. Street Kitchen and The Table. “It’s the lifeline we all needed,” she added.
Commenting on the same, Syesha Kapoor, Associate Director at Silver Beach Hospitality that own brands like Silver Beach café, Estella, Opa to name a few mentioned, “Finally the restaurant industry has seen some relief! This move really brings us to some amount of normalcy and this is exactly what we were all hoping for.”
The government has taken the discussion amid the decline in cases of Coronavirus, in his statement BMC commissioner IS Chahal shared that positivity rate of Covid cases had dropped to 1.5 per cent from 30 per cent in early January.
Sharing his excitement, F&B professional Vibhu Sharma said it another progressive move by Mumbai. “Restaurants and bars can operate till 1:30 am, with immediate effect,” read his Instagram post.
The order which came into force from February 1, shall remain in force till February 28.
“Yes!! Starting today, restaurants in Mumbai are offcialy allowed to be open to pre-covid timing. Go, go go,” read a post from an overwhelmed restaurateur Pankil Shah who operate Neighbourhood Hospitality that run restaurants like Woodside Inn and The Pantry Café.