Mumbai: In the wake of the coronavirus Pandemic already surviving one of the worst COVID-19 waves, the Brihanmumbai Corporation (BMC) decided to impose a stringent 11.30 PM deadline even on New Year’s Eve for hotels, pubs, restaurants, and bars.
The Mumbai civic body directed all hotels and restaurants to operate at 33 percent capacity to maintain the social distinction.
The order came after BMC trapped several restaurants in curfew at 11:30 am. Apart from this, every year in Mumbai, large crowds are seen in public places, restaurants, and nightclubs for New Year celebrations.
The civic body had earlier allowed hotels and restaurants to function from 7 am to 10 pm. The Maharashtra government has issued guidelines to reopen bars and restaurants in the city on 7 October.
Earlier this month, Bengaluru banned New Year Eve celebrations in all public places and high streets like M.G. Road and Brigade Road in the city centre to contain coronavirus spread.