April 8, 2021, 3:24 PM

Just when the ‘neck-deep in losses’ hospitality industry began resurrecting itself after the first lockdown, it has already started facing the brunt of another lockdown.

Hospitality associations across Maharashtra including The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), Hotel and Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI), National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) and other local associations, formed an umbrella body – United Hospitality Forum (UHF) – and initiated a ‘silent protest’ #MissionRoziRoti on Thursday, April 8.

The campaign was initiated to demonstrate protest against the curbs imposed by state government amid lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Also read: Trouble brews in Nagpur hospitality industry as it stares at ₹1500 crore losses

To convey how the fresh lockdown curbs are gradually proving to be a death knell for hospitality sector, members of Nagpur Eatery Owners Association, Nagpur Residential Hotels Association (NRHA), to name a few, staged a silent protest outside their respective restaurants and hotels in Nagpur.

All the members in the city, on Thursday at 12:30 pm, held placards that questioned the state government’s move to impose restrictions on hotels and restaurants.

The protest was also intended to highlight the mounting debts and threats of insolvency for big players also apart from the fear of millions of jobs losses.

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