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Decision on reopening restaurants in Maharashtra after fixing SOPs: CM Uddhav Thackeray

Representatives of the hotel industry underlined the need to restart their establishments stating that the state government is losing revenue due to the extended shutdown.

Published: 05th July 2020 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2020 11:30 AM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (File photo| PTI)

Express News Service

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had a meeting with the Hotel And Restaurant Owners Association and ensured them that soon Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be prepared for hotels and permission will be granted to restart their business. 

Thackeray said that the government has started the ‘Mission Begin Again’ to unlock the lockdown and restart the manufacturing and other commercial businesses.

“Hotel industry has a big place in the tourism industry. Government is working out some mechanism in the backdrop of the pandemic situation. The SOP will be soon prepared and approved by the government.

Then, hotels, restaurant can start their business as per the given SOP,” Thackeray told hotel owners in video conferencing meeting.

Thackeray also urged the owners not to lay off their employees. Aaditya Thackeray, tourism minister who was also part of the meeting said that the self-discipline is also important.

“We know that tourism business can stimulate the development of the state. Post corona, the hotel industry should get back on to its feet. But now, it is important for to set its own rules for self-discipline.”

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