The Delhi Government has allowed cinemas to re-open with 50% seating capacity.
In a statement, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) has expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Shri Anil Baijal; Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal;& Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia for listening and acting on Indian Film Industry’s collective call made to the Government of Delhi for allowing reopening of cinemas.
“This decision will give the cinema industry, the necessary impetus to recover from the impact of the on-going pandemic. With cases falling & vaccinations rising, a quick and timely decision by the Delhi Government to restore 100% seating capacity and removing the ‘night curfews’ will be the other vital requisites for the revival of the film industry”, read the statement.
Kamal Gianchandani, President MAI, said, “Governments across the world are maintaining a balanced approach to COVID-19 measures, and are considering the health of economy together with the public health concerns. We remain committed to the safety and hygiene protocols as advised by various State Government, and urge all our State Governments to allow us to operate without restrictions on seating capacity or the business operating hours”. EE Busines World