Once known as a city that never sleeps, Mumbai looks poised live up its old reputation — for all practical purposes — in the coming months, given the headway that Shiv Sena’s youth wing leader Aditya Thackeray has made in pushing through his “Vibrant Nightlife” proposal for the metropolis. Within months after the Sena-headed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) adopted a resolution seeking “Vibrant Nightlife” for Mumbai and sent off a proposal to the Maharashtra government suggesting necessary amendments to relevant laws, Aditya met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and submitted a formal letter requesting the latter to put in place the laws that make Mumbai a “live 24/7” city.
In a series of tweets that he put out after he met Fadnavis to push his “vibrant Nightlife”, Aditya wrote: “Tweeps the GOOD News is CM has accepted my proposal of nightlife and assured me tht necessary amendments to laws by March/August Session”. “I truly believe that this well deserved for Mumbai will not only boost the core economy but also the ancillary industries like transport...At the same momentum, Mumbaikars will have a time zone at night to chill in soon! I will ensure this happens,” a confidant Aditya tweeted.