State to decide nightlife spots in city
MUMBAI: The pilot project is slated to have a trial run in areas such as Veer Nariman Road, Ballard Pier and Horniman Circle in South Mumbai.
Non-residential areas in the likes of Nariman Point, Bandra Kurla Complex and Lower Parel are likely to be set up as entertainment hubs for party hoppers, in a bid to improve the ‘nightlife’ of the city. The Mumbai police have already sent the proposal and the plan to the chief minister’s office a few days ago, and are now awaiting the nod from the government, following which the plan will be implemented.
Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) told The Asian Age, “According to the chief minister’s orders, the city authorities are likely to set up zones where eateries, pubs, bars and entertainment hotspots can remain open throughout the night. For now, we have done our part of the job by identifying these spots in the city.”
“The setting up of nightlife zones in the city will be a pilot project, and is still in the pipeline. Whenever the proposal is passed by the government, police deployment and security will be adequately provided by the Mumbai police force,” added Mr Bharti.
The pilot project is slated to have a trial run in areas such as Veer Nariman Road, Ballard Pier and Horniman Circle in South Mumbai, with inclusion of areas such as Lower Parel and Bandra Kurla Complex, said a senior police officer.
The ray of hope for a better nightlife in the city comes right before the Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations are set to kick in, bringing a sigh of relief for hoteliers and city ‘party animals’.