Bengaluru restaurants gear up for reopening

Iconic city restaurant Vidyarthi Bhavan is preparing to start welcoming customers again by installing transparent partitions on tables.

The 77-year-old restaurant’s staff were seen doing the makeshift arrangements, dividing each table into two, to ensure safety and physical distancing, though not very far apart.

Many food and beverage outlets in the city are set to open from Monday as part of the relaxed lockdown norms.

Initially, the restaurant thought of glass partitions but gave up that idea as they would turn out to be heavy and hard to move the tables.

Taking into consideration different sizes of tables, which seat groups of people and families, the restaurant is planning the changes. The restaurant owners are also looking at the methods deployed elsewhere.

Set up as a small canteen for National High School and Acharya Patashala students, the restaurant was taken over in 1970 by Ramakrishna Adiga, who hailed from Shankaranaryana village near Kundapur.