Panaji, Sep 29 (PTI) The Goa government has granted an extension of six months to casinos operating on Mandovi River, state Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said Saturday. Also Read - Good Friday 10 April 2020: Are Banks Open Today? Know Here

A 6-month extension granted earlier in April this year will expire Sunday and the latest extension allows these off-shore casinos on the river to operate till March 30, 2019, he said. Also Read - Why London High Court Thinks Vijay Mallya Should be Given More Time

“Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has signed the cabinet note (in this connection),” said Dhavalikar. Also Read - #DilSeThankYou Initiative: Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, Shilpa Shetty, Kapoor Sisters Salute Mumbai Police For Service During Coronavirus Outbreak

There are six offshore casinos operating on the Mandovi River.

The Goa government is currently in the process of drafting a casino policy that will spell out the future course of action to shift them from the river.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.