21 Restaurants and Bars in Hauz Khas Village Ordered to Shut Shop

The Delhi Government has ordered the sealing of 21 Restaurants and Bars in the city’s Hauz Khas Village locality. Just a few days ago, the Delhi High Court had termed Hauz Khas Village as a ‘ticking time bomb‘. BSES Rajdhani and Delhi Jal Board have been asked to terminate the power and water supplies to the delisted establishments.

The following is the list of units that have been asked to shut down, citing a violation of environmental rules:

1) Welcome Point
2) Food Factory by Lalit
3) The Big Burp Theory
4) Bombay Velwet
5) Ali Baba Caves
6) Wow Momo
7) The Village Balcony
8) Rehab Gastro Pub
9) The Frat House
10) Levels
11) ABC Reloaded
12) Capsule by Pink Room
13) Chaayos
14) Play @ 30
15) New York Slice
16) Elf Cafe and Lounge
17) Bulldogs
18) Speedy Chef
19) Darjeeling Kitchen
20) High5 Cafe & Bar
21) Wai Wai City

The sealing of the above-stated units is to take place with immediate effect.

More than 120 restaurants have been alleged of functioning without requisite building plans and NOCs. A Delhi High Court bench also cited, that the sewage system of the area was not efficient enough to withstand the waste load from the kitchens and bathrooms of the multiple units that have popped up in HKV.

Delhi Police also raised concerns, that during a mock-drill for a terrorist attack, the National Security Guard personnel were unable to reach the village within the stipulated time period.

Let’s hope that the matter resolves at the earliest, without causing too much damage to Establishments, Visitors and the Authorities.

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