Delhi government takes cue from Aaditya Thackeray's Mumbai 24×7 model, to keep restaurants open round-the-clock

Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray's 'Mumbai 24×7' model is making waves in Delhi. As per the model, city restaurants, malls and multiplexes will be allowed to remain open through the day and also night. The novel idea is being implemented by Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government allowing city restaurants to operate round-the-clock.

Rajya Sabha MP and Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi hailed Aaditya Thackeray's Mumbai 24×7 model after it was adopted by the Delhi government. "Glad to see @AUThackeray ji’s Mumbai 24*7 city model being adopted by Delhi too."

In January, the Maharashtra cabinet approved a plan to allow Mumbai malls, restaurants and multiplexes to stay open around the clock. Aaditya Thackeray back then had said that the government's decision could help generate more revenue and jobs, in addition to the existing five lakh people working in the service sector.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday the Delhi government said keeping restaurants open 24X7 will help the industry generate more employment through higher demand. This will set an example of the "Delhi Model" of ease of doing business, it said.

"On the request of restaurateurs to allow 24x7 business, it was agreed that restaurants will be allowed to operate at all hours subject to the condition that they submit an undertaking that they will take care of the health and security of their entire staff," the statement said.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting and gave directions for removing unnecessary hassles in running of restaurants in the national capital. "Delhi's restaurants are the pride of Delhi and provide employment to lakhs of people. I have directed all the respective departments to remove unnecessary hassles in the smooth running of restaurants in Delhi," Kejriwal said after the meeting.

(Inputs from Agencies)

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