Mumbaikars to get a better beach life?

In a series of tweets with actor Shruti Seth, Aditya Thackeray stated that they are planning to boost Mumbai's beach life and the entire coastal part of the state has a scope for it.

Mumbaikars to get a better beach life?

After the implementation of his dream project ‘Mumbai 24*7’, Tourism and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray recently hinted towards giving an impetus to Mumbai’s Beach Life. In a series of tweets with actor Shruti Seth, wherein she tweeted, Bombay is the only metropolitan coastal city that has no concept of beach life. I’m born & bred here but have never gone swimming to the beach or spent a day there. I crave to take my daughter, but there are zero amenities. Can we please do something about this?”

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In a reply to this tweet, the MLA from Worli constituency said that they are working on it. Not just as a city but the entire state has scope for planned coastal tourism and lifestyle, thereby hinting towards a better ‘beach life’ for Mumbaikars.  Notably, Aditya Thackeray has always extended his support towards many beach clean-up drives in Mumbai.

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Tourism and Environment Minister's Aditya Thackeray's proposal of 'Mumbai 24*7' was given a nod by the cabinet on Tuesday, January 22. This move has been greeted with mixed feeling. While some have been all praises for the move, the leaders in the opposition have been criticising the same. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raj Purohit said that nightlife was not part of Indian culture. While opposing it Purohit said that rape cases will increase in Mumbai if malls, eateries and pubs are allowed to remain open through the night.

Earlier, the Maharashtra Home Minister Amit Deshmukh had objected to the proposal raising security concerns. However, Deshmukh later changed his mind and said that it could be done selectively and “not for the entire city”. 

On the first day, the concept had got a luke warm response but slowly people are warming up to the idea. 

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