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Liquor Ban: Chandigarh Might Face Total Liquor Ban From April 1.



Chandigarh the capital of Punjab is a beautiful tourist place. This place is best known for its sightseeing, greenery, and cleanliness. It always bags the first position in North Indian’s favorite spot to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Be it for partying or for vacations, it’s a perfect place to refresh the mind. However, this place might soon become a boring place.
If you are planning to celebrate your next new year in Chandigarh, then you would probably have to change your mind. Chandigarh could face total liquor ban from April 1. After Gujarat and Bihar, this state can totally go dry following the Supreme Court December 2016 judgment.
Complete Liquor ban after April 1
The apex court in its judgment ordered the closure of all liquor shops on state highways as well as national highways. All major roads in the Union Territory are either national highways or state highways. Therefore there might be a complete liquor ban in Chandigarh.
All the current licenses of Liquor shops on highways will expire on 1st April. Moreover, they shall not be renewed after April 1.
Home secretary Anurag Aggarwal said: “In Chandigarh, Sectors are 1.2 km long and 0.8 km wide. With all vertical roads being stated highways, 500 metres on either side of the road covers the whole of the city. Thus, all sectors come within 500 metres of state highways.”
“If nothing is done, the city entire will not have any liquor vend or bar in any hotel or restaurant. All of them will have to close down.” the home minister further told the media person.
On the solution, Mr.Anurag Aggarwal said: “We hope that the committee brings a solution. We will take a call after that.” The committee consists of MC chief engineer, UT chief engineer, taxation commissioner and chief architect.
It was decided to declare all major roads as state highways so that their maintenance could be done by UT’s engineering department, instead of the MC.” an official told the media person.

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