Back in Feb, NDMC had conducted strict checking across the Connaught Place circle after a cave-in incident in C Block which led to the shutting down of the rooftop portions of 25 restaurants!
A few months later, NDMC has opened its own open-air cafe in CP’s Palika Bazaar, and restaurateurs feel cheated. Obv! NDMC’s PSOI Club in Nehru Park is outdoors; it hosts fests, parties, dinners and what not! Thus this has got the restauranteers angry and their point is that if NDMC itself does not abide by its own rules, then why not let them function as well?
Restaurants with balconies were also told to shut their outdoor areas, let alone the ones with terraces. But with NDMC’s own restaurant operating out in the open, this really does seem unfair!
Though NDMC has defended their stance by stating that their restaurant isn’t on top of a heritage building, that being the main criteria, we’re not too sure if it’s still okay to shut others down in the same area!
Sourced Via Hindustan Times