Date to implement Mumbai 24/7 plan not decided: Maharashtra PWD Minister Ashok Chavan

However, Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray had earlier stated that the shops, eateries and malls will remain open 24/7 in non-residential areas from January 27.

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After the Maharashtra cabinet gave a final nod to the Mumbai 24/7 ‘nightlife’ project, state Public Works Department (PWD) minister Ashok Chavan asserted that the date of implementation of the same is yet to be decided. 

The 24/7 ‘nightlife’ project was approved on Wednesday in a cabinet meeting. Chavan stated that ‘nightlife’ is not a proper word for what they have decided today. 

It is a Mumbai 24/7 service that we have approved and that too for selected areas of the city. The date of its implementation is yet to be decided. We are looking for safe and secure places. We will keep police arrangements in mind,” Chavan said.

However, Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray had earlier stated that the shops, eateries and malls will remain open 24/7 in non-residential areas from January 27. 

From January 27, shops, restaurants and malls will remain open 24/7 in non-residential areas like Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Nariman Point. However, we won’t impose this on anyone,” said Chavan.

CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier said that this project will be implemented in Mumbai on an experimental basis. 

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

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