After nearly three decades, the “Maximum City” will regain its freedom to remain awake and busy with commercial establishments allowed to function 24×7 from midnight of January 26-27.
The long-pending proposal to keep all restaurants, malls, multiplexes, shopping plazas, etc. open 24 hrs was given the green signal in January. As the relaxed laws kick, they will allow many restaurants, fast food outlets and shopping malls to remain open round the clock.
The exemption, however, will not apply to restaurants that serve alcohol, so pubs, bars and liquor shops will follow a 1.30 am deadline. The Maharashtra government expects the move to generate jobs, drive tourism and boost the economy.