Subsequent to the demands from the tourism industry, Election Commissioner Dr M Modassir issued orders exempting bars and restaurants in the municipal areas from mandatory closure of activity at 11 pm.
Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) Spokesperson Ralph D’Souza informed that the commission has now allowed bars to run till 11.30 pm, while food can be served even till late night.
He informed that the tourism industry was going through a bad phase due to these restrictions in the municipal areas. He further added that there was no clarity on the closure of the restaurants. “The officials used to stop establishments from serving food after 11 pm,” he informed.