Mumbai allows trading for 24 hours but initial response not as well as expected

The western state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital, on Jan 21 approved its "Mumbai 24 hours" policy, allowing malls, shops and restaurants to open 24 hours seven days a week, if they wished to. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BANGALORE - Mumbai is the first major Indian city to allow trading for 24 hours but response was lukewarm in the first weekend after it was implemented.

Most malls did not stay open at night, and those that did reported "less than average" activity.

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