Ahead of festival season, Maha extends timings for hotels, shops

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS): Spelling cheers ahead of Diwali, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to relax pandemic norms further and extend the timings for restaurants and shops, an official said.

As per the new orders, which come into effect immediately, all shops and establishments shall be allowed to remain open beyond 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. to handle the festival shopping rush expected over the next few days.

Similarly, all hotels, restaurants, eateries can remain open beyond 10 p.m. to midnight as part of series of relaxations introduced in phases, bowing to the demands of the hospitality industry.

From October 22, all cinemas and theatres, plus dry amusement parks/rides shall be thrown open for people's entertainment, though a decision on reopening the wet rides or water parks has been deferred for now.

The state government is also considering a proposal to allow commuters with two vaccine does to travel in Mumbai suburban local trains, even as high schools and junior colleges have started functioning with stringent norms from October 4.

The Health Department is keeping a close watch on the emerging Covid-19 scenario especially after Mumbai recorded zero deaths on October 17, first time since March 26, 2020.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Ahead of festival season, Maha extends timings for hotels, shops

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image