Pune restaurants to protest against lockdown, displays #NoLockdown at entrances

The restaurant sector which was one of the most impacted sector due the pandemic has already seen around 30-40% per cent of permanent closures of the restaurants and bars in the state.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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After Maharashtra government’s announcement to close restaurants, bars and other eateries for dine in the state; the restaurant industry has shown disbelief to the decision.

In the wake of the same, Pune Restaurants & Hoteliers have decided to exhibit our protest against Lockdown and display banner saying #NoLockdown, INJUSTICE TO HOTELIERS & CUSTOMERS.

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“Our Members have decided to display this banner at their respective entrances,” shared Ganesh Shetty, President, Pune Restaurants & Hoteliers Associations that has 850 members on board.

The restaurant sector which was one of the most impacted sector due the pandemic has already seen around 30-40% per cent of permanent closures of the restaurants and bars in the state.

According to PRAHA the sector has already suffered huge losses during the last year’s lockdown. “We were able to do about 35-40% of business when the government has again declared lockdown and shut our business. There are about 8000 food joints, restaurants and hotels in Pune and about 60,000 people are dependent on this sector for their livelihood,” added Shetty who feels that the government should take a compassionate view on the same.

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The rapid spread of Covid-19 has forced the Uddhav Thackeray government to announce lockdown-like restrictions across the state from 8pm on Monday. On weekends, a complete lockdown will be imposed.

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