Mumbai to go 24×7

Maharashtra’s Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray today said that the state cabinet has approved his proposal to allow malls, multiplexes, shops and eateries to remain open round the clock.

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai this afternoon, Mr. Thackeray said, the decision will come into force from 27th January and will be implemented only in non-residential areas like Bandra Kurla Complex and Nariman Point.

Drawing parallels with nightlife in London, the minister said, Mumbai too needed such a change, adding that the decision is likely to boost economy and create employment. He, however added that the decision will not be mandatory for all.

In another decision, the Maharashtra Government has made “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” tax-free in the state.

The film based on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s trusted lieutenant Tanaji Malusare, stars Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol in lead roles.

Tanhaji had played a pivotal role in capturing the Sinhagad Fort and the film recreates his valour and bravery.

Last week, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had himself brought up the topic of exempting the film from entertainment tax.