In the national capital, when the owner of a roadside Rajputana restaurant on the Singhu border, in the national capital, felt that he had recovered from the worst economic crisis of the Coronavirus epidemic, at the same time, the farmers agitation against three agricultural laws (Farmers Protest) After the launch, the anchor service started running on the border and the local hotels along with this restaurant again went through economic crisis.
For almost two months this highway has been full of protesting farmers. The economic condition of many eateries on the Delhi-Haryana National Highway is deteriorating due to the running of anchor service round the clock, the closure of industries and reduced movement of people and vehicles. Thousands of farmers have been demonstrating on different boundaries of Delhi since 26 November. Most of the farmers are from Punjab and Haryana. The farmers demand that the three agricultural laws be repealed.
How to give salary to employees without income
40-year-old owner of Rajputana Hotel Om Prakash Rajput said, “Why will people come here to eat when they are getting free food in langars?” He said, ‘How business? When no one comes. I am paying rent of Rs 35,000 for this shop and there are eight employees here. How long can I manage the salary and rent of employees without any income? If this situation continues, I will have no option but to close it? ‘
‘Eventually the restaurant will have to close’
Mohammad Ahsan, 23, a restaurant cook and hailing from Bihar, said that Rajput told him that he would close his restaurant next month. Ahsan’s salary has come down from Rs 17,000 to Rs 14,000 and now he is looking for a new job. Another small restaurant like this is also in Punjabi flavors, whose daily sales have come down to less than Rs 1,200. The sword hangs on the future of this hotel too. This is the condition of all hotels in this region.