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Highway liquor ban: Time for restaurant owners to find a new business

SC banned liquor shops within 500 metres of a highway

Karan Choudhury & Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

At the age of 45, Subhash Gupta feels too old to start over, but this is what he would have to do, as the footfall of his four bar and restaurants steadily going down, post the Supreme Court ban on sale of liquor at establishments which falls within 500 meters range of State and National Highways. Gupta, whose restaurants are spread across highways in Uttar Pradesh has shut two of his establishments and is on the verge of closing down the third one in Meerut. "It feels like an April fool's day joke gone haywire. Just 'food' does not sell, it has to be coupled with ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 01:59 IST
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