Mumbai is popularly known as ‘the city that never sleeps’. And now the city will literally prove its name right as Mumbai’s malls and eateries can now remain open 24/7 from January 27th onwards. However, they will not be permitted to serve alcohol. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mumbai Police have given their permission to such establishments which come under “gated communities” and non-residential areas across the city, to remain open around the clock. This is as per a report citing municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi.
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This historic move was approved by the Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray on January 16th during a meeting attended by the commissioner of police and civic chief Sanjay Barve with the representatives of shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. This decision will permit at least 25 malls and many other restaurants and shops across the city to remain open throughout the day. Even though they can stay open it’s up to the owners if they choose to do so or not, in the view of business benefits. The owner has the power to decide the days when the establishments will remain open 24/7.
If you’re wondering what gated communities mean, these are places that have parking facilties, CCTV surveillance and security guards to keep proper records of all entrants in the community. These places are safeguarded in a manner to ensure the safety of people entering and leaving the society keeping noise at bay. Did you know Mumbai Will Have Two More Metro Lines This Year?
Malls like R-City Mall (Ghatkopar), Atria Mall in Worli, Growel’s 101 (Kandivli), Phoenix Market City (Kurla), High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel) and Oberoi Mall (Goregaon) will be taking advantage of this new facility. So you can expect to chill at these places 24/7. At the moment, permission for Kamala Mills is under review as police and ward officers have to analyse the feasibility of malls in their area. Mumbaikars! Keep your fingers crossed for Kamala Mills, and rejoice the fact that you can now experience a city that never sleeps. Here are 10 Newly Opened Restaurants To Watch Out For In Mumbai