You can't smoke hookah in Mumbai anymore

New Delhi, September 7: Three months after Kamala Mills fire incident, the Maharashtra Government has introduced a bill to permanently ban the hookah parlours in the state with immediate effect

The notification by the Maharashtra government comes after the President assented to the bill passed by the state legislature in April this year.

After this bill, Maharashtra will become the second state after Gujarat to ban hookah parlours in the state and it will come into effect immediately.

Anyone found violating this will be imposed with a fine of Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment of up to three years under COPTA Act 2003. The new bill introduced has also made the offence non-cognisable.