JALANDHAR: Seeking reduction in restrictions imposed because of COVID-19 pandemic, the hoteliers and eating places homeowners of town led by chief patron of Hotels and Restaurants Association of Punjab Shri Paramjit Singh met Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary at his residence right here on Thursday.
Submitting a memorandum to the Lok Sabha MP, Paramjit Singh mentioned that the lodge and restaurant business has been hit arduous by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government’s restrictions had been making the survival of the sector tough.
“No social occasion like wedding ceremony, ring ceremony or shagun is feasible with the restriction of 10 individuals. Banqueting income is the principle supply of earnings on which the accommodations survive. The sensible method is to hyperlink the variety of individuals allowed to the capability of the banquet corridor,” Paramjit Singh mentioned.
The members of the delegation additional acknowledged that the lodge and restaurant sector employs 1000’s of individuals immediately and not directly. “Other than folks immediately employed on the accommodations, the business offers work to informal waiters, decorators, drivers for valet parking, DJ gamers, and so forth. Therefore, the restrictions adversely have an effect on these staff too,” they added.
They additionally emphasised that the business pays a major quantity of taxes to the federal government.
MP Chaudhary assured the delegation that he would take up the lodge and restaurant sector’s grievances with the federal government and search reduction for them.
Mohinder Paul Shoor of Majestic Grand Hotel, S P Arora of Ambassador Hotel and Som Dutt Kalia of Best Western Hotel had been additionally current on the event.