Food stalls or dosa carts in Cyberabad or Hyderabad IT centres, remain open all the night, to serve the night shift employees in the area. But with the latest police ruling, all those dosa carts are forced to close their outlets by midnight and open only after 4am, the next day. This restriction has been issued under the City Police Act to maintain law and order in the city.
Reacting to the new ruling, additional DCP South Zone K. Babu Rao said, “In the street fight case which took a life in 2015, the gang used to gather near dosa carts. In most of the cases, we found that youngsters, who gather near dosa carts and food stalls get involved in petty quarrels that lead to violence. So by imposing a time restriction, we are trying to maintain law and order in the city.”
Madhapur, DLF, Gachibowli etc are the places in the city that are famous for dosa and other tiffin stalls that are frequented by mostly software professionals working nights.
“Why should the people like us suffer, just because of few ill people,” Harshit Jain, working with an IT firm in Hyderabad, questioned.
Santosh Thallam, a businessman from Hyderabad opined that, police should allow food stalls, with the proper permissions, thus making Hyderabadis enjoy the night life.
By Phani Ch