DLF Cyber Hub in Gurgaon, Hotels at Aerocity New Delhi plus many more which are located near to the Highways will go Dry from 1st April 2017 as Supreme Court upholds its previous order of prohibiting Sale of Liquor at establishments which are close to highways across the nation.
The Court Session on Friday the 31st March 2017 confirmed that any Liquor Shops, Pubs & Bars situated within a range of 500 mts will be banned to sell Liquor. The decision will largely affect numerous places which are serving Liquor at Bars, Restaurants. Consequently 1000s of Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Discotheques, Bottle Shops will be closed especially 34 in number at DLF Cyber hub – will loose their licenses for the upcoming year i.e. from the next day itself 1st April 2017.
The Apex Court headed by Chief Justice J. S. Khehar had implemented the decision drastically to stop the sale of liquor at all outlets within the range of 500 meters from Highway but there was made a small moderation saying that places where the population is less than 20000 the distance is reduced to 220 mts.
The verdict came after a petition filed by Mr Harman Singh Sandhu, aged 46 years who met with an accident 20 year ago on the highway due to which he has been on the wheelchair since then & due to this he wanted to make the roads safer for the generations to come. But actually this will make closing of may outlets which will adversely effect the livelihood of many people.