Liquor Ban has been the most trending topic for discussion amongst the people of Chandigarh. Chandigarh has a maximum number of booze lovers as Chandigarh is at the second position for liquor consumption in India. The UT Administration is giving a shocker every day with some good news and some bad news.
It is now final that all liquor vends on Madhya Marg road in Chandigarh will have to shut down. You also might not be able to enjoy liquor in the bars, restaurants on Madhya Marg. It seems like Chandigarh going to be the next Gujarat in some time!
Madhya Marg Liquor Vends To Be Relocated
The month of March has been full of discussions and decisions on banning liquor in Chandigarh. Chandigarh administration has decided not to allow liquor vends on National Highway No. 21 and the Madhya Marg. With this decision of Chandigarh Administration, The Department Of Excise and Taxation will lose around 24 liquor vends. As per sources, The Department Of Excise and Taxation has started looking out for places where these liquor vends can be relocated.
There are around 12 liquor vends situated on the Madhya Marg ranging from Panchkula till Mullanpur.
Revenue from Liquor Vends
As per the Department Of Excise and Taxation, the department generates a good revenue in the auctions from some of the liquor vends situated on the Madhya Marg. One of these is at Kalagram. The Department is looking to shift the liquor vends in order to overcome the loss.
The UT Administration retained a majority of liquor vends in Chandigarh by declaring V-1, V-2 and V-3 roads as major district roads. These roads were state highways earlier and now the Administration declared them as major district roads.
As per the Supreme Court’s order, no liquor vends located within 500 meters from state or national highways will be functional from April 1, 2017. Chandigarh has around 99 liquor vends on the interior roads.