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Home / Pune News / Shops to remain open 24x7 is for Punekars to decide, says Aaditya Thackeray

Shops to remain open 24x7 is for Punekars to decide, says Aaditya Thackeray

Thackeray added that Punekars have finally started to keep their restaurants open in the afternoons and if there is a demand to keep the open all day, it can be looked into

pune Updated: Jan 19, 2020 16:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Aaditya Thackeray, cabinet minister of tourism and environment Government of Maharashtra.
Aaditya Thackeray, cabinet minister of tourism and environment Government of Maharashtra.(HT/PHOTO)

If there is a demand to keep the restaurants open 24 hours in Pune then a decision on the same can be looked into, said Aaditya Thackeray, cabinet minister of tourism and environment Government of Maharashtra.

Thackeray was in the city to inaugurate the second branch of Mangeshkar family’s Sarjaa restaurant, on Saturday.

On the topic of the Maharashtra government approving the proposal to allow shops and restaurants to be open 24x7 in Mumbai, he said, “The people in Mumbai work late night shifts and 24 hours, so their demand is to have places to shop, watch movies or have places to eat. This is why the decision was taken for the convenience of people.”

So, does he plan to start the same in Pune anytime soon? “I think Pune has finally started keeping their restaurants open in the afternoons. On keeping it open for 24 hours it all depends on the residents, on Punekars. If there is a demand then it can be looked into. Basically every metro or city that has citizens working through the day, we can look into it,” he said.