Liquor ban: Pubs and bars in Bangalore’s central business district face closure from July

Looking forward to the weekend to hang out with your friends in one of the famous pubs in Bangalore? This weekend may be your last chance to do that as hundreds of high-end pubs and bars in the city’s central business district may be shut down, Friday, June 30 onwards.

The Supreme Court had earlier banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres of a highway. And with only a few days to go before licenses expire, the excise department has refused to renew the liquor licenses of many pubs, restaurants and even star-hotels located on Brigade Road, Church Street, MG Road and Indiranagar.

“We cannot renew licences unless they relocate more than 500 metres from the national highway. Or stretches of national highways have to be denotified, which has not happened as yet,” the Times of India quoted additional excise commissioner Rajendra Prasad as saying .


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