No liquor vends will open in 105 of the 272 municipal wards of Delhi for over one and a half months – between October 1 and November 16 – to ensure a smooth transition to the .
In around 80 wards of the national capital, there are no liquor vends. In another 26 wards, there are only privately-owned liquor vends that will close down from October 1, according to officials.
With only government liquor stores functioning from October 1 to November 16, the 26 wards will go dry during the period, according to a PTI report.
“Practically, the 105 wards in the three municipal corporations in Delhi will have no functional liquor vend after September 30 till November 16,” the report said quoting an official.
The 26 municipal wards which will go completely dry during this period include RK Puram, Andrews Ganj, Lajpat Nagar, Patparganj, Rajouri Garden, Tughlaqabad, Kotla Mubarakpur, Inderpuri, Rani Bagh, Rohtash Nagar, Jilmil and Pandav Nagar.
Also, the government liquor vends will shut down after November 16. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government doesn’t want to do business of selling liquor, and decided to exit the market completely. The excise department, in an order issued earlier this month, allowed the Delhi government-run liquor vends to continue with the retail sale of liquor till November 16 after furnishing the requisite licence fee.
News Source : India tv times