Delhi got New Year’s gift! Opening of restaurants and hotels will be easy, bars of 5 and 4-star hotels will open 24 hours
Delhi Restaurant and Bar Policy: Under the new policy, all the restaurants of 5-star and 4-star hotels within the airport, railway station and ISBT (bus stand) premises in the national capital Delhi can be opened for 24 hours after paying the necessary fees. Similarly, restaurants in 3-star hotels can be open till 2 am.
New Delhi. After Republic Day in the national capital Delhi, all restaurants and bars in 5-star and 4-star hotels are going to be allowed to open round the clock. Along with this, it will also be easy to open an establishment like a new restaurant, hotel, or guesthouse here.
In fact, to promote the night economy in the national capital, there is a preparation to relax the license norms. Under this, MCD, Delhi Police, Fire Department, and DPCC will make the license to the applicants in just 49 days. According to the new policy, MCD, Delhi Police and Fire Department will give licenses for 3-3 years, while the Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will give licenses for 9 years.
Under these new norms, all the restaurants of 5-star and 4-star hotels within the airport, railway station, and ISBT (bus stand) premises can be opened for 24 hours after paying the necessary fees. Similarly, restaurants in 3-star hotels can be open till 2 am, while in all other categories, this time limit will be 1 am. The number of documents required for obtaining a license has also been reduced.
Explain that Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had constituted a high-level committee in November to ease the license requirements for restaurants and eating places. This committee was asked to examine the existing rules and suggest ways to speed up the licensing procedures.
Delhi government officials said that after the report of the committee, several rounds of meetings were held to liberalize the rules. Now they will be sent to the National Informatics Center (NIC) to make necessary changes in the new application and will then be uploaded on the license portal of the Ministry of Home Affairs. “The process is expected to be completed in the next three weeks and from January 26, entrepreneurs will be able to take advantage of the liberal licensing regime in the national capital,” said an official.