Allow establishments to ‘legally’ remain open all night on New Year’s Eve: Aaditya Thackeray tells CM

Allow establishments to 'legally' remain open all night on New Year's Eve: Aaditya Thackeray tells CM
Aaditya Thackeray wrote to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, urging him to allow establishments to remain open all night in metros like Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, and others on New Year’s Eve

Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray has urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to allow establishments to remain open all night in metros like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, and others on New Year’s eve.

In a letter to the CM, the Thackeray scion has sought permission for allowing entertainment venues in non-residential areas like malls and mill land to remain open through the night on December 31.

“This is to formally request you to allow Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Navi Mumbai and such other cities that wish to celebrate new years, be open all night for all legal activities of entertainment and celebration, especially in non-residential areas,” Aaditya wrote.

The Yuva Sena chief also pointed out that by granting permission legally, the move will help generate employment and revenue for the state.

“This move would give our State employment and revenue from all safe and legal places. What is legal in the day cannot illegal at night,” he said in the letter.

Aaditya had earlier mooted a proposal to allow certain commercial establishments to remain open 24/7 in the city. The proposal was cleared by the Sena-ruled BMC but is still pending with the state home department headed by the CM.

“BMC first passed the proposal in 2013 and got it approved by the police commissioner in 2015 to let non-resident areas in Mumbai and other cities remain open 24X7. The proposal for Mumbai is waiting to get your approval,” Thackeray said.

“We need to trust our citizens and give them more space to unwind after hours of work,” he added.

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