Gurugram, April 14 -- Many restaurants and bars in the city on Tuesday decided to shut their operations by 9pm, citing interdistrict and interstate travel of staff members before the night curfew kicks in across the National Capital Region at 10pm.

Inderjeet Banga, head, National Restaurants Association of India, Gurugram chapter, said, "We have requested the government to impose the curfew post 10pm as 70% of the guests visit restaurants and bars for drinks and dinner. To close operations at 10pm, we have to ask guests to give their last order at 9pm, which is still too early."

Restaurateurs in the city said that the curfew will hit their business, as the footfall fell sharply since Monday night. They said that the last year was difficul...