Mysore Hotel Owners’ Association President C Narayana gowda has urged the state government to renew the liquor licences of the hotels coming under industrial areas.
Speaking on Thursday, Narayanagowda said that there were more than 60 hotels in industrial area. “The liquor licences given to them expired on June 30 and we are waiting for the renewal of the licences. This has already affected the hotel business in that area,” he said.
“As Dasara is approaching, tourists from across the world will visit Mysuru and they look for good hospitality. If the government does not renew licences, the hotel business will be badly affected. As liquor is not available in these hotels, tourists might not turn up.
We have invested huge money and this will also affect 1,500 employees of these establishments,” he added. He said these hotels also provided halls for conferences and there was a demand for liquor. “We request Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to intervene and instruct officials to renew the licences,” he added.
Hotel Owners Association Charitable Trust President Ravi Shastry, Vice President G Ashok, Honorary Secretary G Subramanya Thantri and Treasurer A S Sathish were