Category: Press Release

Mumbai, July 06, 2016: The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Union Cabinet’s decision to introduce the ‘model shops and establishments’ bill and has expressed hope that Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat Governments will amend the law in their respective States at the earliest. The bill proposes to allow malls, restaurants, multiplexes and other retail establishments to remain open 24/7. When implemented, it could change the dynamics of business and nightlife, especially in the cities. The Hon’ Chief Minister of Maharashtra although has not yet declared his take on the bill, the hotel industry has expressed optimism and is expecting an expedited implementation.

“Our association has been advocating the proposal to make Mumbai a 24/7 city for quite a few years. With the Union Government’s approval, this bill may just become a reality and if implemented, it will be a landmark decision that will lead to increased revenues, employment opportunities and safety for its citizens, especially women,” says Mr. Bharat Malkani, President, HRAWI. “We welcome the centre’s proposal and strongly urge our Hon’ CM, Shri. Devendra Fadanavis to make the city 24/7 operational considering the positive outcomes of this decision,” he adds.

Last year, both the BMC and the then Police Commissioner had in principle agreed to the association’s proposal for a 24/7 Mumbai.

“An active night life offers many direct benefits to the tourism and hospitality industry. Business travellers often spend an extra night or two at destinations that have an active night life. Visitors, especially from Europe and United States, have a culture of unwinding after a day’s work. An extra night spent by tourists in Maharashtra can generate Rs. 603 crores as extra revenue for the government coffers,” concludes Mr. Kamlesh Barot, past President, HRAWI.

Corporate Comm India (CCI Newswire)

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