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As a result of Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena's approval of a proposal for exemptions under the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act, more than 300 establishments, including hotels, restaurants, drug stores, and transportation services, will soon be able to operate around the clock in the nation's capital, officials said on Sunday.

According to an official, Saxena has authorised a request to exclude 314 of these businesses; some of their applications had been languishing since 2016. The move is intended to revive the economy and improve the nightlife in the Capital.

The official stated that the LG has ordered that a notification to this effect be delivered within seven days. Once the official notification is issued, the 314 businesses—which also include logistics and vital commodities companies, some call centres, and e-commerce delivery platforms—will start operating around-the-clock.

According to a second official who preferred to remain unnamed, the Shops and Establishment Act of 1954 mandates that each store receive its own exemption.