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Highway ministry to monitor liquor ban

April 09, 2017 07:34 AM
Highway Ministry imposes SC alcohol ban

NEW DELHI: Amid speculations of whether the central government would approach the Supreme Court for review or relaxation of the Liqour Ban along 500 metres of all national and state highways, the Union Highway Ministry issued an advisory to all states to implement the SC order.

 The ministry has elaborated the directions of the apex court, which include Prohibition of sale of Liqour along highways , which also fall within a 'municipal corporation, city, town or local authority'.

In a circular issued on Thursday, the ministry has elaborated the directions of the apex court, which include Prohibition of sale of Liqour along highways , which also fall within a "municipal corporation, city, town or local authority". 

Quoting the SC order, the circular mentions, "The chief secretaries and director generals of police shall, within one month, chalk out a plan for enforcement in consultation with the state revenue and home departments. 

Responsibility will be assigned inter alia to district collectors and superintendents of police and other competent authorities. Compliance shall be strictly monitored by calling for fortnightly reports on action taken."

 

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