The Maharashtra Government has formally approved the proposal of allowing eateries and shops to remain open 24X7. Multiplexes, restaurants, malls, and shops will now be able to stay open round-the-clock from January 27; however, they will not be allowed to serve alcohol.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mumbai Police have given the permission to such establishments, which fall under “gated communities” and non-residential areas across the city, to remain open 24X7, said the report citing municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi.
Some of the malls that will take advantage of the new facility include Atria Mall in Worli, R-City Mall (Ghatkopar), Oberoi Mall (Goregaon), Growel’s 101 (Kandivli), Phoenix Market City (Kurla) and High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel). Permission for Kamala Mills in this regard is under review as ward officers and police will find out the feasibility of malls in their areas.