Ease of Shops and Mall In Pune, Discussion on Covid Review Meet

  • | Friday | 13th August, 2021

the ease in shops and malls is yet to be discussed. 

Amid the ease in covid curbs in the state, the issue of whether shops and malls in Pune will also get an extension to daily closing times will be discussed at the weekly Covid review meeting, officials said.. 

After the latest round of relaxations being implemented in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad from Monday, restaurants are allowed to dine-ins till 10 pm.

Shops, malls, gyms, salons, beauty parlours, and spas are allowed to operate till 8 pm.

The state government’s latest order, effective August 15 throughout Maharashtra, allows shops and malls to also operate till 10 pm.

Pune municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar said that the matter would be discussed at the weekly review meeting. “At the weekly Covid review meeting this particular matter will be discussed,” said Vikram Kumar.

Business operators from various sectors, especially malls and gyms, feel that it would be beneficial to have a closing timing of 10pm.

Mall operators said, “We welcome the decision to extend timings. Especially the food and beverage operators who would hope to get more patrons during this time,” said Mahesh M, chief executive officer (CEO), Creaticity Mall, Pune.

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