NEW DELHI -- Just when Connaught Place showed signs of reinventing itself as the capital's party destination, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) seems to have shut down the music.
A week after a rooftop cave-in at C-block of the heritage building, the NDMC has reportedly decided to ban 21 restaurants from using their rooftop. The list includes many new bars that had recently opened in the area.
This list includes "Warehouse Cafe, The Vault Cafe, My Bar HQ, Kinbuck-2, Kitchen Bar, Lord of the Drinks, Open House Cafe, Jungle Jamboree, Boombox Cafe, Farzi Cafe, House of Commons, Hotel Palace Heights, Office Canteen Bar, Luggage Room, Cafe OMG, Unplugged Courtyard, Barbeque Nation, TC Bar & Restaurant, Teddy Boy Restaurant and The Niche Restaurant", reported The Times of India.
According to the report, these restaurants were also told not to use their rooftops a few months ago, as it violated norms. NDMC has claimed that all terraces and rooftops in the heritage buildings were out of bounds for commercial activity. They have been now barred from operating, reported The Indian Express.
However, the restaurant owners claimed they had paid tax for using these areas.
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