Restaurants in South Delhi can now serve in open air, rooftop

The open space should also not have a direct opening to the main road. Cooking of food and barbecue in the open space are also prohibited.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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Restaurant in South Delhi can now serve customers in open-air and on rooftops as South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Thursday approved a proposal to allow open-air dining on rooftops and in lawns of restaurants.

The civic body also made clear that restaurants that want to serve customers in open need to obtain fire NOC which is mandatorily before starting the facility.

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 Also, restaurants need to have a health trade licence.

According to the policy, which was approved in the House meeting, open-air dining will be allowed at those restaurants where open areas or terraces are privately owned. There should be no encroachments on public land or footpaths.

The open space should also not have a direct opening to the main road. Cooking of food and barbecue in the open space are also prohibited.

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Restaurants can also play light music in the open-air seating area but it should not be beyond the permissible decibel levels. However, live band performance will not be allowed.

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