Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal rejected a proposal from the Delhi government to allow the opening of hotels and weekly markets as part of Unlock 3, the Delhi government said Friday.
On Thursday, the Delhi government decided to end the night curfew, allow hotels and hospitality services and street hawkers to open up the city’s economy under the Unlock 3 guidelines provided by the central government in addition to weekly bazaars on a trial basis with social distancing norms in place.
Such decisions, the government had said in a statement, have been in the continuation of others taken over the past few days by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ensure that the economy of Delhi, which was seriously impacted by the lockdown, is back on track.
As one of the decisions taken under the guidelines for Unlock 3, the Delhi government had agreed to end the night curfew that was in effect from 10 PM to 5 AM earlier.
Due to the fact that hotels in Delhi were no longer linked to hospitals, the Delhi government had said, it had also agreed to allow “standard functioning” of these facilities and hospitality services, “permitted under the guidelines of the Centre.”