CEO of Tolly Club, Anil Mukherjee said there’s a drastic drop in attendance of members. The club is expanding home delivery. “Now menu from each of our restaurants will be available for home delivery. This includes continental, Chinese, Indian and multicuisine. We have told our restaurants to give menu which they can service in home delivery. ”
Calcutta Rowing Club secretary Chandan Roychowdhury said that in the evening there is hardly any footfall. “Some members are coming for lunch in the daytime but in dinner there is hardly anybody. We are now giving big push to home delivery and takeaway, ”he said. Roychowdhury added that they have done Covid tests on all staff of the club and result of four came positive. “We have isolated them,” he added.
Committee member of Calcutta Club, Pramit Kumar Ray, said they were getting good response from home delivery though footfall has dropped by more than 50%. “We are closing the club by 9pm,” he said.
President of Bengal Club, Ambarish Dasgupta, said very few members are visiting now. “We are operating home delivery and takeaways. It is difficult to sustain if it continues like this, ”he added. Joint secretary of Lake Club, Subrata Guha, said they would call a meeting on Tuesday to decide on home delivery. “The footfall is now 20% of the usual figure. In the weekend, we see at least 150-200 members but now we are getting only 30-40. We are closing down by 9.45pm, ”he added. Manager (operation) of Princeton Club, Sanjay Karmakar, also admitted that the last week was bad. “Home delivery and takeaway are on but footfall is very low.”