Delhi NCR: Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala announced that restaurants in Haryana, including Gurugram, can remain open 24 hours a day. The decision was taken in a meeting conducted by Chautala with various departments, including Labour, food, and Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Dhanak, to allow restaurants to operate round-the-clock operations in the state.
Dushyant Chautala said, “In the future, restaurants in Haryana will be open 24 hours, without any restrictions on closing the m at night.” State restaurant associations have lately approached Chautala, demanding authorization to keep their outlets open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the convenience of the public.
Chautala highlights that eateries that choose to stay open 24 hours a day should be allowed to do so, and no one should force them to close. These eateries, however, must register with the Labour Department and adhere to the terms and conditions of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act of 1958.
This decision is comparable to one made in Delhi, where more than 300 restaurants, motels, pharmacy stores, and transportation and logistics enterprises were granted licences to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) had campaigned for this action, predicting a 30% increase in business. Extending restaurant working hours is thought to add to metropolitan cities’ bustling nightlife, and this decision is expected to improve economic opportunities in the capital.