SC's order: Hotels and restaurants within 500 mtrs of NH and SH cannot serve liquor

The top court had on December 15, 2016, asked all liquor vends alongside highways to relocate so that they are not visible to the highway.
  • Franchise India Team Editor
Restaurant India

The Supreme Court has said that the hotels and restaurants within 500 metres of national and state highways cannot serve liquor.

The top court had on December 15, 2016, asked all liquor vends alongside highways to relocate so that they are not visible to the highway.

However, Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi had opined that the order would not apply to hotels and restaurants. But the court has rejected this view. They will now have to relocate or stop liquor.

The court had ordered all liquor vendors, whose hotels or restaurants are within 500 metres range of the national and state highway, to relocate from their respective places in order to bring down alcohol induced accident deaths.

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