AAI cancel's liquor shop tender at Srinagar airport

ANI | Updated: Nov 03, 2017 23:21 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], November 3 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Friday decided to cancel the tender process of duty paid liquor shop with immediate effect at the Srinagar International airport.

"It is observed through social media that a section of society is against having duty paid liquor shop at Srinagar International airport. Therefore, it has been decided to cancel the tender process of duty paid liquor shop," a statement by AAI read.

It further said, "AAI believes and works towards better facilities for its passengers and endeavors to cater for more and more passenger friendly good initiatives towards customer satisfaction."

"It is hoped that with this communication all controversies arising out will be placed at rest," the statement concluded.

As per reports, the AAI has floated tenders for a liquor shop at Sheikh-ul-Aalam International Airport in Srinagar too "boost" tourism in Kashmir.

However, it was cancelled after outrage.

"AAI believes and works towards better facilities for its passengers and endeavors to cater for more and more passenger friendly good initiatives towards customer satisfaction," the statement said.

Earlier, the Excise Department has said that it will not grant license for opening of liquor shop at the airport.

In a letter to Director Airport Authority of India, the excise commissioner has intimated that no permission shall be granted for opening of liquor shop at the airport in violation to the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Excise Act, 1958 and liquor License and state rules 1984. (ANI)

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