Newspaper distribution called off until March 31st in Mumbai
Newspaper distribution in Mumbai will be suspended until 31st March accoridng to media reports. Reports claim that Maharashtra Government, Newspaper Vendor Association and publishers met on Wednesday and took decision collectively. Earlier, vendors had complained that stopping essential transportation services such as railways had impeded their ability to distribute newspapers.
Online edition of the newspapers will remain available to readers. Many media owners have begun promoting their epaper editions aggressively on social media platforms such as Twitter. It remains to be seen how this will impact advertising revenues for the burdened print industry.