Hospitality Industry in Chennai Hit by Water Crises.
The crippling water shortage in Chennai has not spared restaurants as well. As the water crisis in Chennai intensifies, hotels have resorted to rationing water. Many hotels and restaurants have put up boards seeking customers' cooperation in using water judiciously.
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AS THE water crisis in the gleaming metropolis of Chennai hits the roof, the hospitality industry in the city has been hugely affected. Many hotels and restaurants have put up boards seeking customers' cooperation in using water judiciously.
The crisis is so acute that some hotels in the city have decided not to serve meals for lunch to reduce use of water. The hotels have put up boards seeking customers’ cooperation for water conservation and have conveyed their inability to offer meals for lunch.
As the water crisis in Chennai intensifies, hotels have resorted to rationing water. Maris Hotel on Cathedral Road informs its guests about the acute crisis during the check-in and advises them to use water judiciously. In a bid to save water, they have reduced the flow of water in utensils area and shower facilities have been closed for drivers.
While a few restaurants delay their opening time due to the water crisis, some are forced to skip their peak hours after tankers failed to supply water. Approximately 8,000 restaurants with different seating capacity ranging from 100 to 300 are operating in Chennai and suburbs.
A swanky hotel located near the Chennai airport has taken various measures to mitigate the crisis. From posters on water conservation to installing water flow meters, the hotel is able to save several litres of water without compromising on its hygiene. A personalized letter also greets the guests in their room informing them about the city's worsening crisis. However, the quality of water purchased from private tankers is a cause of concern.
(Source: India Today)
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