The committee formed to measure distance of pubs and bars from highways on Friday gave a clean chit to 30 outlets along the Gurgaon Expressway but the fate of watering holes at Cyber Hub still remains uncertain.
Though the distance of pubs and bars at Cyber Hub was also measured, the committee has not given clearance to 35 watering holes at the most frequented spot in Gurgaon.
Officials said a decision on the remaining outlets may be taken on Monday.
The Supreme Court had banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways after the high fatality rate in road accidents and the menace of drink driving was brought to the court’s notice.
Hardeep Singh, Gurgaon Deputy commissioner, emailed the report of 30 outlets to the excise commissioner, Panchkula, on Friday evening.
The decision was taken after discussions with committee members and getting clarity from the district town planner, senior town planner of the Town and Country Planning department and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HSIIDC).
The 30 establishments include 15 pub/bars of Sector 29, 11 of Ambience Mall, Westin Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Barbet Tourist complex of Haryana Tourism, Treehouse Queens Pearl(Rajiv Chowk).
“After the meeting, I emailed the details of 30 establishments that are in clear zone and can start operation after the liquor license renewal, to the excise commissioner, Panchkula. They are the final authority to decide the formalities of the operations. The remaining part will be verified and discussed on Monday,” said Singh.
The motorable distance of these outlets was found to more than 500 metres from the edge of the service lane of the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.
“We will start the renewal process once we receive directions from our headquarters. The 30 establishments are safe and can soon start operations”, said HC Dahiya, deputy excise and taxation commissioner (West), Gurgaon.
The distance of Cyber Hub was measured at 1,900 metres from the edge of service lane of the highway and Sector 29 was 853 metres.