Saturday, 27 May, 2017

Himachal CPI(M) unit slams government for de-notifying highways

Gurgaon UP Chief Secy says officials directed to jointly finalise place before shifting liquor shop
Tracy Craig | 10 April, 2017, 02:36

The Supreme Court has directed that no liquor shop shall be visible and directly accessible from the highways nor it should be situated within 500 metres of the outer edge of the national or state highway or of the service lane.

Speaking to "The Navhind Times", the commissioner said the SC order is being executed properly and strictly, and there have been expectations that it would be abided by the affected stakeholders.

According to the excise department officials, of 27,000 licensed shops in the state, a little over 7,000, including bars, were found to be under the purview of the court's order and had to be closed. The apex court earlier on March 31 reserved its order on banning off liquor vends on state and national highways.

The Himachal government on Wednesday downgraded 16 state highways of 1,308 km length as major district roads. "We have chose to amend the existing West Bengal Excise Act, 1909, in the next Assembly session so that owners will not have to apply for a fresh license to set up again", says a senior official in the state government.

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Officials of both Punjab and Rajasthan governments said that the denotified roads were only bypassed stretches. The maze that opens up at the state highway entrance leads customers to the bar's new entrance which is 500 meters away from the highway.

Kerala said the State had narrow stretches of highways traversing the length and breadth of it.

Meanwhile in several places people protested attempts to relocate liquor vends in their localities.

It is said, "God helps those, who help themselves" and the phrase best suits to those bar or shop owners who tend serve alcohol after Supreme Court ruled that highways can not have places serving liquor.

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