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Jan, 04 2018

Restaurants saw 50% dip in Footfall after Pune Bandh on Wednesday

According to media reports around 50 per cent restaurants and wine shops closed on the day of the bandh as a precaution.

Several restaurants and wine shops downed shutters on Wednesday, while others reported a 50% dip in footfall following the bandh in Pune.

According to media reports around 50 per cent restaurants and wine shops closed on the day of the bandh as a precaution.

President of Pune Restaurants and Hoteliers Association (PRAHA) Ganesh Shetty said that after stray incidents of protests in areas like Hadapsar, Koregaon Park, Swargate, among others, on Tuesday, restaurants in these areas decided to remain shut on Wednesday.

“The restaurants that were open on Wednesday recorded a 50 per cent dip in footfall as the city streets were deserted and customers feared stepping out for a meal,” added Shetty.

Also, restaurants around Station Road, Baner, Kothrud and Deccan remained closed on Wednesday as a precaution. “The customer footfalls began dipping from Tuesday night itself. Eventually, it came down to half of what we normally see,” added Shetty.

Eateries did open for business once the bandh was called off on Wednesday evening.

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