Maharashtra Government Waives Licence Fee To Provide Relief To Hospitality Sector

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In a major relief to the hospitality industry, the government of Maharashtra has announced the waiving off the excise license fee on pro-rata basis along with the roll-back of the 15 per cent annual fee increase for the year 2020.

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) and the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) have welcomed the Maharashtra Government’s decision. Hotels and restaurants had been badly hit during the lockdown and whatever hopes they had of cutting some of the losses during Christmas and New Year were also over after the government announced a night curfew from December 22 to January 5, 2021.

The government hopes this move will go a long way in restoring normalcy for the sector that has been hit badly due to the lockdown caused by the Covid19 pandemic.

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