The food truck policy aims to provide diverse, creative, and high-quality food options to tourists and locals alike. The objective of the policy is to enhance and complement the existing food landscape in Delhi and to bring more special gourmet foods to the streets. The industry is composed of operators that prepare and serve a broad range of cuisine from mobile food trucks on city sidewalks and parking lots, in parks and at events.
The policy also has the potential to act as a catalyst for the night-time economy in Delhi, one of the provisions announced in the Master Plan of Delhi 2041. All the major cities across the world including New York, Hong Kong, London, and Singapore have framed food truck policies to provide open spaces for the Food & Beverage Services sector.
DDC Delhi, along with Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC), conducted an extensive analysis of international and national food truck policies and guidelines. Additionally, DDC Delhi facilitated a meeting with all the land-owning agencies of the Delhi Government, including Delhi Transport and Tourism Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Jal Board (DJB), and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to identify and make available space for Food Trucks Hubs within land parcels owned/maintained by the agencies.
Key Objectives of the Policy:-
- To generate quality jobs and enable small businesses and start-ups to set up operations in the food retailing business, innovate and compete.
- To promote and establish Delhi as the ‘Food Truck Capital’ and make provisions for ease of operating food trucks across the city and promote night-time economy
- To provide diverse, creative, and high-quality food options to tourists and locals alike. The objective of the policy is to enhance and complement the existing food landscape in Delhi and to bring food trucks to promote innovation/experimentation in food retailing by reducing the cost of entry, operations and exit. In parallel, they offer low-cost dining out and 'food on the go' options for consumers.