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25 liquor vends go unsold in Panchkula

chandigarh Updated: Apr 02, 2014 00:44 IST
HT Correspondent
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As the liquor vends got shifted from the national and state highways in Panchkula, 25 remained unsold in the district.

"No bid came for these shifted 25 vends,"said deputy excise and taxation officer Sanjiv Rathee on Monday.

After the Punjab and Haryana high court order on removal of liquor vends situated on national and state highways, 37 such vends have been identified in Panchkula and had to be shifted for 2014-15. Twelve out of 37 vends have applied for extension of licence.

Among the remaining 25 vends, 16 were of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) and nine were of country made liquor.

As per the high court order, no liquor vend shall be located along the national highways and state highways. They shall not be accessible or visible from the national highways and state highways or the service lane running along such highways.

For the affected owners, the state government has shown certain concession arising from the shifting of the liquor vends from the highways by not enhancing the licence fee in those cases for the second year and also giving a gateway to walk out qua that vend if it is found not feasible as business proposition by that licensee.