Maharashtra government likely to allow dine-in services at restaurants from October

The Maharashtra government on Monday hinted that the restaurants will be allowed to restart its operations soon in the state as part of its next Unlock guidelines.

The CMO said, in a meeting with representatives of restaurant business associations, CM Uddhav Thackeray told them that the state government will issue the final standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reopening of restaurants soon.

According to the sources, the restaurants are likely to be allowed with 50 percent capacity in the beginning.

“The state gov has prepared guidelines to restart restaurant operations & submitted to concerned authorities. Once finalised, a decision to reopen restaurants will be taken, stated CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray in a meeting with representatives of restaurant business associations,” CMO Maharashtra tweeted.

The development came after representatives of restaurant associations such as NRAI, AHAR, HRAWI met Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, seeking permission to start dine-in services in the state.

As of now, only home deliveries are allowed at restaurants in Maharashtra.

India’s COVID-19 tally stands at 60,74,702. Of the total cases, 50,16,520 have been cured/discharged/migrated. There are 9,62,640 active cases 19 in India.