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NHRA urges Govt. to release COVID-19 food bills & room rents

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 7: The Nagaland Hotel & Restaurant Association (NHRA) has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to release pending COVID-19 food bills and room rent of over Rs 1.5 crore by November.

Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Nagaland, the State Government had requisitioned most of the hotels in Dimapur for quarantine centre/isolation/institutional centres for front line workers/medical staff/administration/ police, etc, said the NHRA in a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, who is also the convener of the High Power Committee (HPC) on COVID-19.
The NHRA lamented that more than 6 months since hotel bills were forwarded for early settlement, and despite “uncountable” visits to the concerned authority for settlement, it is yet to be settled.
The Association stated that hoteliers are facing untold suffering in managing and maintaining hotels for non-receipt of outstanding food bills and room rent in favor of the State Government amounting to more than Rs 1,50,000,00 during the month of May 2020 to October 2020 as per the records available.
Urging the Chief Minister to give consent for release of the pending bills by November, the NHRA said their situation may demand even to the extent of protest till concrete steps are taken by the Government on the matter.
In a separate appeal, the NHRA also urged the DC, Dimapur, to release pending hotel bills. (Page News Service)