PCB asks 12 restaurants to shut down

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Notices were sent as restaurants were using residential space for commercial purpose

Pune: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has asked 12 restaurants to shut down as the space meant for residential purpose was used for commercial purpose. 

The decision was taken by the PCB at a special meeting of its General Body on Monday while considering the issue of granting trade licences to establishments under the jurisdiction of the Defence Estates Office (DEO).

The trade licences of these 12 prominent restaurants are unlikely to be renewed for 2017-18. Brigadier Rajiv Sethi, President PCB, said, “Fifteen application forms for obtaining trade licences for 2017-18 had been forwarded to the DEO, Pune circle, to inquire about the land status. In 12 cases, the remarks we received from the DEO's office were pertaining to land status, whether the land, which was meant for residential purposes, was contrary to the old grant or lease terms.”

Dr DN Yadav, Chief Executive Officer, PCB, said, “In the earlier board meeting, a resolution had been passed against renewing trade licences issued before 2006. The decision was taken after the board received as many as 356 applications, for issuing trade licences or renewing existing ones.”

“In the civil area of the Cantonment, there are 30 such properties, which are meant for residential use but are now being used for commercial purposes,” said Yadav.

List of restaurants to shut down
 Ramkrishna Resort Pvt Ltd, Moledina Road
 Zenith Hotels, Dr Coyaji Road
 Badshah Cold Drink and Snack Bar on Dr Coyaji Road
 Grand Hotel, Moledina Raod
 Napier Hotel, Moledina Rd
 Cafe Diamond, Moledina Road
 RWITC office at Arjun Marg, near Race Course
 Varhman Associates next to Ambedkar School
 Supreme Caterers and Snack Counter, Dr Coyaji Road
 Kwality Restaurant, East Street
 Bagban Restaurant, Coyaji Road
 Kabir’s Restaurant,  Moledina Road

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