Industry status

Industry status sought for the hospitality sector in Punjab: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Jalandhar, December 17

In accordance with Maharashtra, hoteliers in Punjab have applied for “industry status” for the hospitality sector. Manufacturers have said the ongoing pandemic has hit them hard and while the transportation sector and other businesses have secured concessions from the government, they also deserve some relief.

Hoteliers believe this will help them reap perks like cheaper electricity and water bills, lower property taxes, lower license fees, and a simpler approval process for guests. hotel-related projects.

The Hotel Association of India (HAI) has also launched its Punjab chapter to help with the much needed resurgence. The association named the best hoteliers, including Gautam Kapoor, owner of Radisson Hotel, Jalandhar, GS Virk, owner, Park Plaza, Zirakpur, Rajan Gill, owner, Radisson Blu Hotel, Amritsar and Park Inn by Radisson, Amritsar, Abhimanyu Lodha , Managing Director, The Oberoi Sukhvilas, Chandigarh, Sumeet Taneja, Managing Director, Taj Swarna, Amritsar, and Mohit Gurnani, Managing Director, Taj Chandigarh, to launch the Punjab Chapter.

Discussing the idea behind its launch, Gautam Kapoor said, “We will focus on the issues and challenges facing our industry. More than 50% of hoteliers are on the verge of closing. Some large chains have also been sold. This is the moment when we need actors, greater collaborations and partnerships.

He added: “We have urged the CM to help us navigate an income crisis in the state. High fixed electricity charges, license fees, lease rents, property taxes, etc. were very heavy, especially at a time when there was no activity. The survival of the sector is seriously threatened.