In November 2021, the Delhi government had approved the new excise policy, in which the deadline for running the restaurant was extended. Under the new policy, bars in hotels, restaurants and clubs have been allowed to operate till 3 pm. These do not include licensees who have been given a license to sell liquor round the clock. The Excise Department will soon issue detailed guidelines to operate the restaurant till 3 pm. Under the new policy, these guidelines will be there so that restaurant operators can be given detailed information about every rule and regulation. The department will issue an order in this regard in writing. At present the timing of running the restaurant is till one o’clock in the night.
Sources related to the Delhi government say that the Delhi government has taken many important decisions under the Ease of Doing Business. It is said that like Gurugram, Noida in NCR, the timing of restaurants in Delhi has been done till 3 am. By increasing the timings of the restaurant, employment opportunities will also increase. At the same time, the Delhi government has now intensified the preparations regarding the food truck.
Speed up the work of food trucks
Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia has announced in the budget this time that food trucks will be installed at various places in Delhi from 8 pm to 2 pm, so that people coming out do not face any problem of food and drink. The government is currently identifying potential locations for setting up food trucks and is working out a process to set them up and ease regulations. Similarly, the government is easing the existing regulatory burden on the industry and identifying space to facilitate the development of cloud kitchens in Delhi.