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Mumbai will regain its freedom to remain awake; Hotels, Restaurants and Malls to open 24*7 in Mumbai from 26 January

Hotels, malls, shops and restaurants in Mumbai will be open 24 hours from 26 January. Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray has approved the scheme after a meeting with BMC Commissioner Pravin Pardeshi, Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve. After this decision, people will be able to enjoy the nightlife here on the lines of abroad. The government believes that the introduction of nightlife will provide employment to millions of people. However, people are not allowed to drink alcohol during nightlife. Also, residential areas will not get the benefit.

CCTV Surveillance:

The government has made several reforms in relation to introducing nightlife in Mumbai. Shops, hotels and restaurants will open at night, parking and CCTV will be mandatory. Police has started identifying the locations for installation of CCTV.

The proposal came 7 years ago:

The proposal to start nightlife in Mumbai was passed in 2013, approved by the district Mumbai Police Commissioner in 2015. In 2017, this proposal was also approved by the Legislative Assembly but it was awaiting the approval of the Home Department.

Among the likely early-birds joining the late-night bandwagon are: the Oberoi Mall and The Hub in Goregaon, Growel 101 in Kandivali, R-City Mall in Ghatkopar, Atria Mall in Worli, Phoenix Market City in Kurla, High Street Phoenix in Lower Parel, CitiMall in Andheri, and many even have multiplexes within their premises, besides security and parking.

Welcoming the initiative, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) Gurbaxish Singh said that this initiative will help make a successful global tourist hub.

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