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Mumbai introduces all-night shopping

In a move initiated by the state government to reinvigorate the economy, Mumbai will provide its residents the facility of shopping and dining out until dawn from late January. As India’s economic growth hits an 11-year low, the government of Maharashtra is looking to enhance jobs and boost spending with this initiative. Malls, shops and eateries in the commercial districts of Mumbai that include Bandra Kurla Complex and Nariman Point will now be open 24 hours, seven days a week from Jan. 27 if they choose to, according to Anil Deshmukh, home minister in the Maharashtra state government. Currently, the shutdown time is mandated for 1:30 am for restaurants and 10:00 pm for all stores.