Hotels, motels, homestays and lodges likely to open after 20th April
However the permission has been granted on basis of a condition
As per the latest notification issued by the Union Home Ministry, services of hotels, motels, homestays and lodges will be allowed after April 20. However the permission has been granted on basis of a condition. The Ministry’s decision to open hotels, motels and lodges have been taken keeping in mind the individuals who were left stranded in different cities due to imposition of the nationwide lockdown.
The changes have been made to bring in proper availability of services for the public after a fairly long period under provisions of stringent lockdown across the country. A notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs today said, “Hotels, homestays, lodges and motels, which are accomodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew” will be allowed activities from April 20.
In a bid to allow these services, states/UTs/district administrators will have to ensure that all preparatory arrangements for social distancing and other requirements to contain COVID-19 spread are maintained.
The central government and state governments have tried to convey their message to people stuck to stay wherever they are and the administration will ensure food and shelter for them. The allowance for hotels will also help tourists who were not able to return to their homes on time before the lockdown was called.