New Delhi: The Delhi government is working towards providing round-the-clock permit to restaurants and bars in the city, Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said on Wednesday.
The proposed 2016-17 excise policy will enable owners of bars and restaurants to run their business for 24x7 in the national capital.
Asked if the city's bars and restaurants will be allowed to run 24x7, Mishra said, "Yes, we are working for round-the-clock permit for businesses. I believe that there will be less crime when shops will be open for longer duration."
The Tourism Minister said the government was in talks with shopkeepers, restaurant owners, police, labour department and other stakeholders in this regard.
"A final shape will be given to this proposal only after consultation with all stakeholders," Mishra said on the sidelines of an event here.