Pune: Restaurant operators permitted to continue parcel service beyond 7 pm
Pune: All hotels were closed for six consecutive months during the Corona lockdown. All hotels were then allowed parcel service during the unlock period. For this, time was given till 7 pm. However, the restaurant operators still had to face harassment from the police as well as from the Pune Municipal Corporation office bearers officials.
The authority has also complained directly with the Municipal Commissioner and demanded extension of the restaurant opening time by the Pune Restaurant and Hotels Association. It is learned that the Municipal Commissioner has given the green light to this demand and has allowed the parcel service in hotels to continue even after 7 pm. A new order in this regard is likely to be issued today.
Pune Restaurant and Hotels Association president Ganesh Shetty and Kishore Sarpotdar, Sandeep Lamba had met Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar on Thursday and complained about him. Restaurant operators are doing cassava business after enduring many difficulties. Some are choosing to close their businesses. He lamented that instead of helping them, they were being harassed.
Most people decide to order dinner only after 7 pm. Therefore, it was demanded that the restaurant should be kept open at 11 pm instead of 7 pm. Drivers are strictly following all the rules of health safety. No one gives customers to access. Parcels are delivered over the counter. Crowds are not allowed. Drivers are careful to ensure that both the customer and the employee use the safe distance, sanitizer and mask, so it was demanded that the action be stopped and the time be extended.
Due to this decision of Pune Municipal Corporation, the inconvenience of the students, as well as the working class in the city, will be avoided.
It is learned that the Municipal Commissioner has permitted to continue the parcel service in hotels even after 7 pm considering the financial constraints of hoteliers in the city and the students and working class of the city.
Ganesh Shetty, President, Pune Restopune Municipal Rent and Hotel Association said, "The restaurant business is in financial trouble. Many businesses depend on this business. Give us the rules and consider allowing restaurants, hotels to start with minimal attendance. If not, extend the parcel service time."