Mumbai: Tenders will be launched to operate food trucks in 50 locations

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to launch tenders for setting up food trucks in 50 locations across the city.

The BMC will issue tenders and select bidders to manage the food trucks. (Representative image)

In order to set up new food trucks across the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon launch tenders.

According to the Indian Express report, BMC has filed a food truck policy for approval. After gaining approval, the civic body will issue a tender and select bidders to operate the food trucks in 50 locations across the city.

If the policy is approved, approximately 25 to 50 percent of the slots would be allocated to women’s self-help groups for running food trucks.

The location will be allocated for 36 months

New food trucks can be spotted near a high-traffic area near city parks/gardens, tourist sites, schools, colleges, and universities.

Food truck locations will be assigned for 36 months and will be at least 200 feet from existing restaurants.

According to the report, there should be at least a 15-foot gap between the two trucks.

The policy stipulated that the trucks must sell a balanced meal under the “food on wheels” program. Owners can use LPG, microwave and electric cooking units inside the truck.

NOC of Mumbai Fire Brigade, Department of Health and Department of Stores and Establishments of BMC is mandatory along with permission from the state transport company for drivers.

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