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India’s first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad shut down


Ahmedabad, Feb 5: India's first underwater restaurant in Gujarat's Ahmedabad has been sealed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

The AMC sealed the restaurant ‘The Real Poseidon' on Thursday for not having Building Use (BU) permission.

Ahmedabad’s underwater restaurant sealed

The underwater restaurant, located in Ahmedabad's Bopal area was inaugurated on February 1.

Ahmedabad’s underwater restaurant sealed

"We have sealed the restaurant as it had not taken necessary development permission. It had also failed to take permission from the health department. "The seal will remain in place until it seeks the necessary approvals needed under town planning rules. We will not allow it to operate otherwise," Ahmedabad Mirror quoted DyMC (New West Zone) Devang Desai as saying.

Read More: Pics: India's first underwater restaurant inaugurated in Ahmedabad

At least 1,60,000 liter water is stored to create aquarium housing 4,000 fishes in the restaurant constructed at 20 ft underground. It has 32 seat capacity. Average lunch or dinner prize per person cost around Rs 1,000 in ‘The Real Poseidon'.

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