Maharashtra to Reopen Bars, Restaurants from October First Week

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Pune: In some major news, state Chief Minister Mr. Uddhav Thackeray announced the reopening of up to 4 lac restaurants, bars and small eateries from the first week of October.

The F&B industry took a huge hit since the nation-wide lockdown first commenced in March of this year.

While takeaways and home deliveries restarted sometime back, this news of going back to dine-in comes as a big relief to the industry.

Establishments will start at only 50% of their capacity as per norms set by the state government. The decision will provide direct employment to 60 lac people and 1.8 Crore indirectly.

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Of course, social distancing, usage of hand sanitisers and masks will be mandatory.

Under normal circumstances, the hospitality industry generates around INR 18,000/- Crore worth of revenue for the government.

How do you feel about this decision, Punekars? Would you visit your favourite restaurants and bars? Let us know!

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