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114 wine shops alongside highways served notice to vacate following SC ruling

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 12, 2017 : The District Excise Department has served notices to 114 wine shops in the district in  March itself in view of the Supreme Court order to shut down liquor shops within a distance of 500 meters from the  state and national highways in order to avert accidents due to drunken driving.

Liqour Ban There are several wine shops  in Suratkal, Kulur, Nantur, Pumpwell, Thokkottu, Baikampady, Talapady and other places, adjacent  to the National Highway and most of them are facing fears of closure.

There are a total of 319 licensed liquor shops  close by the National and State Highways passing through  the district.

The liquor shops  will have to  vacate   by June failing which  the Department is likely to launch an operation to evacuate them.