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In pictures: Retailers, restaurateurs, gym owners in times of Unlock 3.0

While restaurateurs and gym owners are enthusiastic about the relaxations introduced under unlock 3, retailers expect little respite

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Coronavirus | Restaurant | Lockdown

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Unlock 3 impact

Unlock 3 impact
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While restaurateurs and owners are enthusiastic about the relaxations introduced under unlock 3, expect little respite. Unlock 3 guidelines include lifting restrictions on night movement, hours of operations for restaurants and retail outlets, and gymnasia.

Expert's take

Expert's take
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According to Anurag Katriar, president, National Association of India (NRAI), lifting of night curfew will boost the fortunes of the sector as it will bring late-evening diners back to the outlets. 

Food business

Food business
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Traditionally, sit-down customers contribute over 35 per cent to the total sales, and operators were in dire straits since rules first prohibited dine-ins and then barred late dine-ins. But restaurateurs have reasons for concern. Despite repeated attempts, serving of alcohol has not yet been allowed. This will lead to further loss of business, the NRAI has said.

Fitness chain

Fitness chain
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Owners of fitness centres and gymnasia are upbeat, too. Neha Motwani, co-founder and CEO at fitness platform Fitternity, said they were gearing up to bring momentum back by guiding partners.

Wishlist

Retailers Wishlist
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After removal of these restrictions, and mall operators are expecting a marginal improvement in footfall. According to Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO of Retailers Association of India, the latest guidelines are in line with the set of standard operating procedures that its members had prepared.


First Published: Sat, August 01 2020. 15:57 IST
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