Popular areas to get all-night food trucks in February

BMC has proposed that food stalls should be set up in prime areas like Juhu Chowpatty, Bandra Kurla Complex, Girgaum Chowpatty, Bandra Bandstand, Worli Seaface, as well as Nariman Point near the NCPA.

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The Maharashtra state cabinet recently approved a proposal that would keep Mumbai’s nightlife (barring pubs and bars) open round the clock. As part of this plan, the BMC has now proposed the setting up of food junctions in various popular locations of the city including Juhu Chowpatty, Bandra Kurla Complex, Girgaum Chowpatty, Bandra Bandstand, Worli Seaface, as well as Nariman Point near the NCPA. 

Food trucks in these areas will operate between 10 AM to 6 AM and will be assigned designated locations. It is said that not more than five food trucks will be allowed at a single location, with a minimum distance of at least 20 meters between each stall.

Further, each food truck can have seating arrangements for at least 16 people with foldable tables and chairs to save space. The authorities mention that around 40% of the footpath space can be used, keeping in mind that pedestrian pathways are not blocked. 

The BMC officials are also said to be taking suggestions from the public given the potential criticism arising out of “any kind of activity on footpaths.” This food truck policy will be implemented in February while Mumbai will officially be open 24x7 starting Monday, January 27.

Officials also said that they will keep an eye on garbage management as well as noise levels to make sure citizens are not inconvenienced. State Tourism Minister, Aaditya Thackeray recently held discussions with officials from relevant agencies, the BMC as well as the police department on the matter.

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