Karnataka Government May Extend Nightlife in 5-star Hotels

The state government is contemplating an extension of nightlife, at least in 5-star hotels, considering the demand from IT, BT and tourism sectors.

Published: 06th May 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th May 2015 09:51 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The state government is contemplating an extension of nightlife, at least in 5-star hotels, considering the demand from IT, BT and tourism sectors.

“Bengaluru is an international city, it is a global IT, BT hub. It attracts huge international business travellers and tourists. Then there are people who work till late in the night and find no place to go for food or beverages. We have received suggestions from all these segments for an extension of nightlife at least in 5-star hotels,” Home Minister K J George said here on Tuesday.

At present, bars and restaurants in the city have been allowed to extend service till 1 am on Friday and Saturday.

The present request is for 24X7 service, which means ensuring food and beverages service round-the-clock all seven days of the week.

The Home Department is examining the pros and cons of implementing such a demand. “However, no decision has been taken yet as the issue needs to be discussed with IT, Tourism and Excise departments too,” George said.

The home minister on Tuesday fulfilled one of the longest pending demands of Karnataka State Reserve Police personnel regarding promotions by announcing a system of automatic promotion on completion of 18 years of service for constables.  George ruled out going back on his decision to transfer circle inspectors and ACPs who have served five or more continuous years in executive posts in Bengaluru city. “There is no question of yielding to pressure to relax this order. The order will be effective for other commissionerates also,” he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp