For all those who wanted to linger around a little more and chat, dance and dine till late in the night, there is good news. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta has given permission for such rooftop eateries to remain open till late.
Dine Through The Night
Though the exact timings haven’t been declared, BMC’s nod is a big step towards see this become a reality. The step has been taken after the request of several bodies came to together to seek permission for open air restaurants and seeing an opportunity for a boost in hospitality and nightlife, the planning of the policy commenced at the end of 2012.
“Sky Bars and Roof-top Cafes are an emerging trend across the world and Mumbai despite being the commercial capital of India lacked the policy for allowing these activities. This is a welcome decision which many international tourists as well as Mumbaikars will appreciate,” said the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) in a statement.
However, with power comes responsibility and with this good news comes some rules. “The restaurant owner has to ensure that the ready-to-eat food to be served to customers is prepared while maintaining food hygiene and shall take such measures to avoid contamination of food due to dust, flies, dropping of birds and falling leaves from trees,” an official told the Financial Express.