Liquor is still not allowed to be served in Delhi hotels and restaurants: Department of Excise
The DDMA also permitted restaurants to use their dine-in areas to 50% capacity in the week. However, its present ruling prevents bars from operating, thereby preventing bars and restaurants from serving alcohol to their customers.
Even though Delhi has reopened after eight weeks of lockdown on Monday, hotels, and eateries are still not permitted to offer alcohol. Liquor shops in the city will be open seven days a week, but bars will be shuttered, according to a government directive.
By Stating a clarification issued by the excise department of the Delhi government said on Monday, “Bars in the hotels, clubs, and restaurants are not allowed to open till further orders".
Last Monday, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) approved the operation of stores in marketplaces, including those selling booze, on an odd-even basis, depending on the store number. This week, the DDMA permitted stores to open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
Liquor establishments in the city are permitted to stay open until 8 p.m. under existing guidelines.
The DDMA also permitted restaurants to open their dine-in areas to 50% maximum this week. However, its present ruling prevents bars from operating, thereby preventing hotels and restaurants from serving alcohol to their customers.
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