Mumbai. Malls and multiplexes will be open in some areas in the country's financial capital Mumbai from midnight tonight. This is being done experimentally after nearly 28 years. The Maharashtra government estimates that it will provide employment to at least 5 lakh people in the next three years. The monthly income of the people engaged in these business is estimated to increase from at least 10 thousand rupees to 50 thousand rupees.
Viren Shah of Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association said that Mumbai Knight is starting on experimental basis. Life will currently benefit the food courts, juice centers and multiplexes. Maharashtra's Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Nawab Malik said that if this decision of the state government is successful, there will be 20 percent employment opportunities in Mumbai. Malik was the labor minister in the state government in 2005. It was then that he first proposed to allow commercial establishments and hotels in Mumbai to remain open for 24 hours.
Aditya Thackeray later started his efforts as the President of the Yuva Sena. Now Thackeray is the Tourism Minister in the Government of Maharashtra and in a meeting chaired by him, conditional approval of night life has been given at select places like Nariman Point, Kala Ghoda and BKC. According to an estimate by the Mumbai Manpa, about 5 percent of the population of Mumbai, whose number is said to be close to 6 lakh, invites night life. Most of them are people associated with big houses. Presently, the number of people working in different sectors in Mumbai at night time is around 5 lakhs.
The Tourism Department of Maharashtra believes that the number of tourists will also increase with the introduction of safe night life in Mumbai. . Hotel organizations in Mumbai such as the Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (HRAW) and Aarah have welcomed the decision. Both these leading organizations believe that this will create new employment opportunities. Although it will be a challenge for the Mumbai Police to control the crimes at night.
The police had earlier opposed the night life on the issue of the safety of women, but now it is silent on this issue. She is now working to strengthen security on the basis of CCTV.