Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has allowed an additional 83 shops and commercial businesses in the city to operate around the clock. Upon receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s (L-G) approval, these establishments will be permitted to remain open 24 hours a day.
According to an official statement, the total number of shops and commercial establishments operating round the clock in the city has gone up to 635.
“This decision by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is significant as it will boost the city’s nighttime economy and create new job opportunities. The extended operating hours will allow residents and tourists to access a wider range of goods and services, while businesses will benefit from increased customer traffic. Additionally, the move is expected to attract new investments to the city,” according to the statement.
The shop owners must comply with the provisions and regulations outlined in the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act of 1954, it said. The government will monitor these shops to ensure compliance with the regulations and take action against violations. The operation of these commercial establishments for 24 hours will not only boost the economy, but also create new job opportunities, the statement said.