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Eateries In South Delhi Might Get European-Style Open-Air Spaces Soon



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Have you ever imagined dining in the open-air areas of restaurants along the sidewalk like those in Europe? Well, that dream might soon come true and you can experience the same in South Delhi! 

Europe Feels In South Delhi | South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is planning to allow open-air dining experience with music, similar to the ones in European countries. This move will allow the existing Health Trade license holders to use the open spaces outside their restaurants. Plus, it will also help the civic authorities in generating additional revenues. There are somewhere around 2,000 restaurants under SDMC and these places will be able to utilise the buffer space now. 

A draft proposal will soon be sent for approval and they will be allowed to play soft music like the Jazz or Ghazals. Furthermore, no loud music or band performances will be allowed and the volume levels will be not allowed higher than 45-50 decibels in residential areas. Usage of sidewalks won’t be allowed for this purpose and the owners of restaurants will need to have a license of ownership. Plus, the food will have to be prepared in closed kitchens and other safety standards will have to be followed.

According to the draft, the licensing fee will be approx. Rs 100 per square feet but this is just tentative as the amount may change in the final document. Plus, only the folks with the license to run an indoor restaurant will be allowed to operate the new facilities.

What do you think about this development?

Sourced Via The Times Of India