supreme court bans liquor: After a verdict of Supreme Court that sale of liquor will not be allowed within 500meters on national and state highways, around thirty-four pubs and bars will be dried soon in Gurgaon’s expensive DLF CyberHub, near the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
Excise department identified 109pubs and 43 liquors vends to shut-off
Following the order of apex court, the excise department has also identified another 109 pubs and 43liquors vends that would lose their license in April. Some of the restaurants insisted the order in only for liquor vends, and hotels and restaurants do not fall in the category of retail liquor vends and shops.
Last year on December 15, the apex court had directed states and union territories to stop the sale of liquor within 500 meters of national and state highways to control drunk driving and road accident cases. The court had also directed the administrations and the police departments of all states to chalk out a plan for enforcement within a month.
“We will comply with the orders of the Supreme Court. We have conducted a survey and will shortly submit the report to the headquarters,” said Aruna Singh, deputy excise and taxation commissioner, Gurgaon.
supreme court bans liquor: Visitors are opposing the proposal
According to corporate firm employees and IT professionals, there is no other perfect place like pubs and bars in Delhi where they use to go after office hours, especially on weekends for having such variety of food, liquor and wine.
“DLF CyberHub is home to some upscale restaurants that offer fine dining experience. They are on par with the world’s best and cater to both local and global customers. It is a very secure part of the city and the night spots here are mostly visited by professionals. Women, too, feel very safe here,” Rakesh Dhankhar, senior manager, Mitsubishi Electric, said.
Most of the visitors have said to support the pub and bar owners in opposing this proposal.