Shady spas and massage parlours in Delhi are set to face the administration’s ire as the BJP-led South Corporation is planning to come up with new rules and policies. The new policy will also include a ban on massage service offered by a person of the opposite gender.
Leader of House in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Kamaljeet Sehrawat claimed the move comes after receiving complaints from people about “illicit activities” going in many parlours in the garb of service, reported the PTI.
“We have been working on this issue for quite some time and today we decide that the policy needs a change. The new policy would come into effect soon. To begin with, we are going to publish the list of 297 spas and parlours which have been issued licence by SDMC so that people know the legal ones,” she said per the report.
She added that CCTV cameras must be installed from the main lobby to the main room.
Sehrawat said, “Offering of cross-massage (massage service by a person to a client of opposite gender) service will not be permitted once the new policy comes into force and only those aged 18 and above can give massage.”
Of late, several raids have been conducted by Delhi police at massage parlours and spas, assisted by the Delhi Commission for Women. They were found to be running sex rackets.
Local people have also complained about such parlours in the vicinity of their homes.