Malls, eateries to remain open 24/7 in Mumbai

This was approved in a meeting organised by Maharashtra Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray. In the meeting, BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi and Mumbai Police were also present.

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Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray, in a meeting, had approved the proposal to allow shops, malls and eatries to remain open for 24 hours in Mumbai. 

This was approved in a meeting organised by Maharashtra Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray. In the meeting, BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi and Mumbai Police was also present.

The permission to open shops 24/7 has been given only in commercial areas and this exemption will be implemented from January 27. However, during this time, alcohol will not be served. 

According to a report published in Hindustan Times, BMC and Mumbai Police have agreed to permit establishment including malls and eateries inside ‘gated communities’ and non-residential areas to remain open throughout the night. 

We have permitted 24/7 functioning from January 27. Gated communities, primarily with entertainment and food plazas, have been given permission. We have also cautioned the representatives of the establishment to ensure fire-safety compliance and security,” said Pardeshi. 

Shiv Sena MLA Aditya Thackeray has been advocating for the shops to be open overnight in Mumbai since inception. Thackeray said that this step will provide more revenue to the state government and generate employment. 

“What is legal during the day can’t be illegal at night,” said Aditya Thackeray adding that this decision will prove to be a boon for Maharashtra.

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Earlier, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray had written a letter to then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to allow shops in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and other cities to remain open overnight. 

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