Bengaluru: Browsing Centres Association India (SCAI) and the Indian Association of Amusement have urged the house ministry to begin indoor amusement and household leisure centres straight to make certain that the industry’s survival.
Over 500 indoor amusement centres and 250 amusement parks stay beneath lockdown for the final 5 months.
“The industry has been beneath large rigidity by these previous 5 months with zero revenues. The height vacation season of April-June turn out to be as soon as a total washout for these operators,” stated Amitabh Taneja, chairman, SCAI.
Per SCAI, the industry has already incurred money losses of 1,100 crore, which is more doubtless to extend to 2,000 crore by December.
“If the lockdown continues, these losses will solely multiply. With no revenues within the horizon, severe measures will might perchance perchance also merely quiet be adopted including wage cuts, retrenchment and store closures,” stated Abbas Jabalpurwala, CEO of Timezone India, which operates 42 stores.
Family leisure centres are belief about foremost drivers of footfalls in shops.
“Our years of effort to develop the enterprise have been derailed within the final six months. We don’t see any fresh shops opening till the next financial year,” stated Tarun Rangwani, enterprise head, Fun Metropolis, which operates 35 leisure centres across foremost cities.