Bengaluru police term model law added burden, malls rejoice

Bengaluru police term model law added burden, malls rejoice

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-06-30 21:11 Bengaluru: The city police have reacted cautiously to the model law cleared by the Union government, which enables malls, cinema, shops, and restaurants to be kept open 24/7 through the year.Speaking to Bfirst, Harisekharan, Additional Commissioner, Crime (East Division) said the move would result in added responsibility for the police. “We will also need more policemen. The cabs and autos which will run for 24 hours need to be streamlined. Extra care needs to be given with more staff,” said Harisekharan.But the general manager of Garuda Mall applauded the government’s move. “We are going to keep the mall open for 24 hours on July 16 on a trial basis. Transportation facility, uninterrupted power, especially for female staff member needs to be provided. It is a good move by the government,” said Nandhish.The Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Bill, 2016, cleared by the Centre on Wednesday, will depend on states too. The states have an option to make changes according to the convenience and the suggestions, and comments given by the advisory body of the state government.