Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday pemitted ‘Mumbai 24 hours’ policy allowing malls, multiplexes and shops and pubs to open day and night from the 27 th of January.
After a whole three decades – Mumbai – the city that never sleeps will truly be a city that never sleeps. It will remain open 24/7.The Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra has lifted the time restriction applicable on Mumbai’s malls, eateries, shops and multiplexes from January 27. Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray son of Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that shops, malls and eateries in the non-residential areas of Mumbai will have the option of remaining open 24×7 from January 27, although it will not be made compulsory for them to be open all day and night. He said adding that
“The decision is likely to boost jobs and boost the economy,”
He gave examples of nightlife in London saying that Mumbai too should not stay behind in providing similar facilities to people at night as the metropolis functions 24×7.
“London’s night-time economy is 5 billion pounds,” Aaditya Thackeray said. “Only those who feel they can do good business can keep their establishments open throughout the night.” In the first phase of this new decision shops eateries and theatres situated in non-residential areas will be allowed to remain open.”In the Bandra-Kurla Complex and Nariman Point near NCPA, a lane will be opened for food trucks. Food inspectors will keep a watch on them. If rules on solid waste management, decibel limits and law and order are violated, there is a provision of a lifetime ban,” the Shiv Sena leader said.
Pubs and bars will close at 1.30 am.
“People can eat food, shop and watch movies even during the night,” Said Thackeray .He said Mumbai is a “24×7 functional city”. “There are people who work in night shifts. There are tourists, too, in transit. Where do they go if they are hungry after 10 pm?” We personally think that he has made the right decision as it will boost the economy of Mumbai and increase the tourist attraction too. Just hoping that this new decision is executed smoothly and results in positive things. This a completely new transformation for Mumbai. Looking forward to see the original Mumbai.