Delhi's restaurant industry, which was keeling over because of the lockdown due to the pandemic and restrictions on number of guests with social distancing curbs, got a burst of oxygen with the Delhi government announcing major reforms. In the process, the industry saw its long-pending wish list being addressed.
CM Arvind Kejriwal set in motion plans to allow restaurants to operate 24x7, abolish the need for a tourism licence and multiple other licences issued by the local bodies. It has been conveyed that the health licence issued by the civic bodies must be abolished within 10 days. The state will also amend excise rules to allow service in open areas without any additional fee and permit licences for all types of music