BMC to set up street food hubs at 65 places

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has informed that the civic body has identified the 65 places across Mumbai to be developed into street food hubs.

BMC to set up street food hubs at 65 places

In recent developments, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has informed that street food hubs will be set up at 65 places across Mumbai which are to remain operational from 6 am to 11 pm.

Moreover, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified the 65 places which are to include 3,331 vendors. With the help of these 65 locations, vendors in Mumbai will be able to sell a variety of food items in food trucks or general stalls.

According to sources, the traditional food of the state will be given priority in these street food hubs. This will include items like Modak, Puranpoli, Pohe, Upma, Sabudana Khichdi, Thalipeeth. Meanwhile, 3,500 applications have been filed for the same. Furthermore, the Mumbai Mayor has assured that not only is this move undertaken to generate revenue for the BMC coffers but the Marathi people are to also get several employment opportunities through the development of these food hubs.

In in a meeting earlier, the civic body authorities informed Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray about their plan with regards to the street food hub. On the lines of food truck system in foreign countries, the BMC plans to realign the existing stalls uniformly further allowing food trucks. Moreover, the BMC has informed that those who wish to start a stall or a food truck, can apply for licenses regarding the same. In addition, the civic body will allot them pitches at places earmarked as food hubs across the city.

Meanwhile, the authorities have been pondering about permitting these food hubs to remain open from morning to evening in commercial hubs and office areas like Nariman Point, Fort, Lower Parel and a few others.

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