Food truck policy to be implemented by BMC at seven tourist spots
Food trucks will operating on the streets of Nariman Point, Girgaum Chowpatty, Bandra Bandstand, Juhu Chowpatty, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Worli Seaface, and near the NCPA throughout the night.
As per reports, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon be implementing food truck policy at seven tourist spots in Mumbai. According to this policy, food trucks will operating on the streets of Nariman Point, Girgaum Chowpatty, Bandra Bandstand, Juhu Chowpatty, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Worli Seaface, and near the NCPA throughout the night. The policy will be implemented within a few days of the 24x7 nightlife policy.
As of now, Municipal Commissioner Pravin Pardeshi has directed Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani to come up with a food truck policy, including placing foldable chairs and tables on 40 per cent of the footpaths, without causing any hindrance to pedestrians. “The BMC will also be seeking the response of citizens to avert any kind of opposition. The food trucks will be provided designated parking places at the said seven tourist spots between 10 PM and 6 AM,” informed an official.
Initially, a maximum of five food trucks will be allowed at one location, which will be set up at least 20 mtr apart from each other. Further, officials stated that each food truck operator will be allowed to have four foldable tables and 16 chairs. Food inspectors will keep a tab on them on the trucks to ensure that they abide by the rules on proper solid waste disposal, law and order, and decibel levels.
The 24x7 nightlife policy and operational of food trucks at night , both these plans were discussed in the recently held meeting between Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray and other agencies, including BMC and the police.