NEW DELHI: In a major shock to food lovers in Delhi, 21 restaurants have been banned in the Connaught place area from using the rooftop area.
The recent collapse of a part of a CP building has claimed a big collateral damage and now foodies will not be able to enjoy the rooftop meals at these 21 restaurants.
The decision came after New Delhi Municipal Council carried out some inspection work for structural stability of the market's heritage buildings following the cave-in at the C block on February 2.
However, restaurant owners said open-air eating did not pose a threat to the buildings.
NDMC had formed a panel of experts from IIT Delhi and its own structural engineers to check for structural stability of the buildings and submit a report to the chairman within 20 days.
Senior NDMC officials claimed directions were given to remove generators and big water tankers if required, to ensure the safety of the buildings.
The affected restaurants include Warehouse Cafe, The Vault Cafe, My Bar HQ, Kinbuck-2, Kitchen Bar, Lord of the Drinks, Open House Cafe, Jungle Jamboree, Boombox Cafe, Farzi Cafe, House of Commons, Hotel Palace Heights, Office Canteen
Bar, Luggage Room, Cafe OMG, Unplugged Courtyard, Barbeque Nation, TC Bar & Restaurant, Teddy Boy Restaurant and The Niche Restaurant.