More Shutdowns In Delhi As 9 Delhi Restaurants May Lose Their License Soon

Restaurants in Delhi

Here’s some shocker to make the new year a bit more interesting. Connaught Place might just witness nine restaurants lose their licence for violation of fire safety norms. The NDMC has gone forward and issued a notice to restaurants in Delhi. 

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The entire situation caught attention when a fire started in a Mumbai pub and claimed 14 lives. The tragic incident triggered safety concerns across eateries and restaurants in Delhi. For fair reasons too, only 400 restaurants in Delhi have NOC from the Delhi Fire Service, which is an alarming number. In an interview with India Today, an NDMC official said: “We had conducted an inspection of all restaurants in Connaught Place and identified nine of them, which have been violating fire safety norms. Show cause notices have been issued to them and they may lose their licence if norms are not complied with”.

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Restaurants In Delhi Get In A Fix

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There isn’t a confirmation of the names of restaurants that are under speculation. The official hasn’t revealed any names for now and they are waiting for the restaurants to revert first. The civic body had issued a warning to traders to update their licences to abide by the law. What needs to be noted is that the two major markets that will get affected are Khan Market and CP. Norms dictate that eateries with a seating capacity of less than 50 do not need a NOC from police and fire departments. The NDMC has been rigid and has shut down popular pubs like My Bar Headquarters, Teddy Boy and many more in 2016.

Read the full story by India Today.

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