Mumbai, Jan. 22 -- Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to Mumbai 24 hours policy, allowing malls, multiplexes and shops to function day and night from the next Monday.

Identified locations in non-residential areas like Nariman Point, Bandra Kurla Complex, Ballard Estate will now be open even during the night.

Endorsing the idea, Aaditya Thackeray made a formal presentation to the Cabinet on Wednesday. Thackeray clarified that the rules of the state excise department will continue to apply to discotheques, beer bars and permit rooms that serve liquor and those will continue to operate till 1.30 am.

"We have decided to roll out the policy in identified areas after a discussion with the municipal and police commissioner of Mu...