A decision on reopening hotels and restaurants in Maharashtra will be taken soon after finalising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Chief Minister said.
Interacting with various associations of hotels and lodges, the Chief Minister said the hotel industry played a crucial role in the tourism sector.
Urging the hotel industry not to retrench workers as the ”Mission Begin Again” is underway; the CM said reopening would be done carefully with the emphasis on health and safety.
“SoPs for reopening hotels and restaurants are being finalised. Once that is done, a decision on reopening hotels and restaurants will be taken soon,” the chief minister said in an online meeting.
“(Factors like) SoPs, regulation and self-regulation, work force strength, health safety measures etc. are very much important,” CM said.
During the virtual interaction with the CM, hoteliers suggested that water and electricity be provided at the rate which is applicable to other industries.
Representatives of the hotel industry underlined the need to restart their establishments stating that the state government is losing revenue due to the extended shutdown.
In a bid to reopen industries in a staggered manner in the state, the Thackeray government had last month launched the ”Mission Begin Again” or Unlock 1.