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The new government in Maharashtra has taken an important step forward. State Tourism and Environment Minister has announced that January 27 onwards, some commercial establishments will be permitted to stay open around the clock. Malls, restaurants, and multiplexes in India’s commercial capital of will be allowed to define their own opening hours, which, Mr Thackeray said, would boost tourist income and help “make an international city”. To start off, the transformed mill complexes of central Mumbai, the modern Bandra Kurla Complex, and the old downtown of Nariman Point would be granted this dispensation; presumably, this would be extended further if it worked. The Bharatiya Janata Party, a former ally of Mr Thackeray’s Shiv Sena and is now in the Opposition, has objected to the proposal, saying that people would “drink all night”, although the 1:30 am deadline for serving alcohol has not been extended. Hopefully, that deadline too will be relaxed in time.

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First Published: Sat, January 25 2020. 19:50 IST

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