One of the common scenes in the city is that hotels and fast food centers have been using footpaths to serve their customers. Legally speaking these hotels or fast food centers cannot be held responsible as they are not operating on footpath. It is the customers who should be responsible.
According to a latest circular issued by the BBMP, food joints/ hotels have been asked to not serve food to those who eat standing on the footpath next to the shops. Hotel managements have been directed to ensure that their customers do not end up blocking the pedestrians.