3,200 liquor shops served closure notice in Goa

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court's order banning liquor at all hotels and restaurants situated within 500 metres of the national and state highways, Goa's Excise Commission on Monday served closure notice to the liquor vendors in the state. Excise Commissioner Menino D'Souza has said that around 3,200 liquor vendors in Goa have been served notice by the Commission. The apex court earlier on Thursday reserved its order on banning off liquor vends on state and national highways. Hearing a batch of petitions seeking modification of its December 2016 order banning liquor outlets within 500 metres of state and national highways across the country, the apex court bench, headed by, Chief Justice Khehar reserved the order. Several states, including Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana and Haryana and various others had told the apex court that 500-metre distance is much higher and should be reduced. (ANI)