Liquor Ban: Supreme Court Says Nothing Wrong in Denotifying Hig
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday made a significant observation with respect to the ban on liquor vends on highways. The court said that there was nothing wrong in states denotifying highways within the city to avoid shutting down of liquor shops and restaurants and hotels serving liquor.
The observation came on a petition challenging a notification by the Chandigarh administration on denotifying state highways to escape liquor ban.
The apex court also adjourned a plea accusing the Punjab government of bypassing its judgement on liqour ban on highways. The court, in its order, said that the purpose was to ban liquor sale on highways. The court said that the idea was to make sure no speeding drivers on highways are under the influence of alcohol.
The Supreme Court’s observation brings huge relief for the states that were denotifying highways to avoid shutting shops within cities.