Chandigarh: Liquor prices in Chandigarh will once again continue to be cheapest in the Tricity (Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali)even after the increased prices come in to act from April 1. This week on Tuesday the UT administration declared its excise policy for the upcoming fiscal year. In the new excise policy of UT for the next financial year, the UT administration is aiming to earn a revenue of 450 crores from 354 crores (earned in ongoing fiscal).
Liquor in Chandigarh Cheaper than Punjab & Haryana
According to the sources, the liquor prices in Chandigarh will remain lesser as compared to Mohali and Panchkula. A bottle of Blender Pride will cost around Rs.620 in Chandigarh from 1st April while people of Panchkula and Mohali will have to give 650 for the same. One Bottle of Bacardi Rum will cost around Rs.530 in Chandigarh while in Panchkula and Mohali it will cost 650 and 680 respectively.
Royal Stag will cost around Rs.410 in Chandigarh while in Mohali and Panchkula it will cost 440 and 480. A signature bottle will cost around Rs.650 in Chandigarh while the same will cost Rs.660 and 680 in Mohali and Panchkula. One Black Dog Bottle will cost around Rs.1380 in Chandigarh while in Mohali and Panchkula it will cost Rs.1600 and 1550 respectively.
UT administration is not making a change in any price of beer and the beer price will be around 30% cheaper than the beer prices in Panchkula and Mohali. The City Beautiful, Chandigarh will continue to remain the favorite destination for all those who prefer draught beer over any other for its freshness. The excise and taxation department of UT has increased the annual license fee from Rs,10 lakh to Rs.12 Lakh for the microbrewery. And finally, the rate of wine has been brought down as the excise duty on wine is now reduced.
The UT department, trying to advance low-liquor content drinks, has paved the way for sale of beer and wine at petroleum pumps, and departmental stores, subject to a condition that the base turnover is Rs 50 lakh and they are enlisted under the Goods and Services Act. The outlets should make a different region solely for sale\display of alcoholic items. The premises ought to be air conditioned and the outlets ought to have an electronic framework for issuing bills.