R.I.P To Delhi Rooftop Parties At CP & Khan Market Says NDMC
Delhi’s nightlife is really in for a bad scene after what happened in Mumbai at the Kamala Hills bar. Rooftop party ban in Delhi is a sad news which is being enforced by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
NDMC Bans Rooftop Parties In Delhi
This is going to be the end of terrace parties in the posh areas Lutyen’s Delhi. After the Mumbai incident, the rooftop cafes in areas like Khan Market and Connaught Place has been identified as a major safety hazard by NDMC. This not only applies to the bars and restaurants in upscale markets but also to the clubs and cultural centres in New Delhi area.
The well-placed sources in that area would also be advised against holding terrace parties or get-togethers from the safety point of view. This is essentially being done fearing the structural safety of these decades-old bungalows and flats.
As told to India Today, ‘Restaurant and bar owners must abide by the trade license conditions and there should not be any laxity on the fire safety measures. They must strictly comply with the seating capacity in each restaurant. It must be ensured that the firefighting equipment is in place and operational to meet any exigency. Use of terrace is strictly prohibited, said NDMC.
As told to India Today, ‘The rooftops of commercial buildings are meant for fire-fighting arrangements and are not supposed to be used for commercial activity’, said NDMC.
Now, you may not be able to enjoy any rooftop parties this winters. But after what all happened in Mumbai, this thing is getting very serious and the ban is being enforced only for the protection of the public.
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