TAMIL NADU

Allow functioning of AC lodges, hotels: Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Thanjavur, has called upon the State government to consider allowing air-conditioned lodging houses and hotels to resume business.

In a memorandum to Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palanisami, the Chamber pleaded that AC hotels, lodging houses, marriage and meeting halls be allowed to function with prescribed ventilation, minimum occupancy and other standard operating procedure stipulated by the government. It sought scrapping of the e-pass system between districts since it had crippled business.

Making a call for revival of public transport facility, the Chamber justified its plea by pointing out that majority of workers engaged in business houses and other establishments in tier II and III cities reside in rural areas around these cities. Only around 20% among them have their own transport facility while others depend on the public transport, the Chamber added.

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