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Residents protest as liquor vend comes up near playschool

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, April 05, 2013
First Published: 01:33 IST(5/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:35 IST(5/4/2013)

DLF City residents are up in arms against a liquor vend that was shifted close to their homes on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway on April 1.



Planning to stage an agitation, residents have presently launched a signature campaign in the area against the vend that was earlier situated across the road.

The liquor shop that was located on the Faridabad Road across G-Block, DLF Phase-1, has now moved to the green belt adjacent to the colony. This has raised huge concern among residents as a playschool is located less than 100 metres away.

“How can the government allow a liquor shop near a residential area?” said GB Singh, a resident of G-Block, DLF City.

“I went along with other residents of the colony and questioned the shopowner who claimed that he had got the vend in an auction. He also said that if the government deemed it right, he would relocate his shop,” added Singh.

He further said, “In 2011, there used to be an illegal drinking place called Adda. Residents of G-Block drafted a letter to the DCP elaborating on the drunken brawls. The police managed to shut it down but now this new problem has arisen.”

Prabhat Aggarwal, another resident, said, “We don’t want any liquor vend here. There are shops in the Qutab Plaza market and at the mall.” Deputy excise and taxation officer Aruna Singh was not available for comment.

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