Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Monday assured hoteliers during their meeting of receiving the requisite permissions for restaurants to reopen in the state to begin their operations from the first week of October.
A Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for the restaurants, has been prepared by The state government which is expected to be finalized in the next few days.
In consultation with various associations representing hotels and restaurants, the Maharashtra government is preparing a draft SOP and it is expected to be finalized soon Valsa R Nair Singh, principal secretary of tourism department, said they have been allowed to reopen restaurants from the first week of October.
“The SOP is yet to be finalized,” Valsa R Nair Singh, said.
The restaurants are expected to be asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet between two tables and follow personal hygiene protocols. The idea of imposing a cap on the capacity to operate at was opposed by hoteliers. Though certain restrictions are expected to be lifted under Mission Begin Again. But, the state government is expected to extend the ongoing lockdown by another month.