Maharashtra Chief Minister Gives Nod To Nightlife Proposal, Says Aaditya Thackeray

17/02/2015 11:14 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 19: Aditya Thackeray during the Assocham 92nd Annual Session- The Vision of a new Vibrant India, in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Mumbai: Shiv Sena youth wing president Aaditya Thackeray today said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had accepted his proposal to allow eateries, theatres, and other retail establishments to remain open all night in the city.

"CM has accepted my proposal of nightlife and assured me that necessary amendments to laws by March/August Session (of state legislature)," Thackeray tweeted this evening.

He had discussed the issue with the Chief Minister yesterday, he said.

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (which is controlled by Shiv Sena and BJP) had passed a resolution in this regard, and it was forwarded to the state government as it needed amendment to certain laws.

"Shops and Establishments Act and Police Act needs amendment which will be tabled in either budget or monsoon sessions," he said in another tweet.

As per the proposal, eateries, cafes, malls, theatres, chemists and milk shops can remain open all night in non-residential zones, instead of only till 1.30 AM. It would allow the city to have "vibrant nightlife", Thackeray said.

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