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It asked the Delhi Government's excise department to take formal view with regard to necessary amendments within three months and inform the petitioner NGO Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD) and his counsel, immediately.
It disposed of CADD's plea seeking to mandate all alcohol vendors and food and beverage outlets to mandatorily check the identity cards and conduct age verification.
The plea said the verifier can verify age by feeding in the last four digits of the Aadhaar number.
The plea said only government documents like Aadhaar card, election I-card and a valid passport for foreign nationals should be used to verify age at points of sale.
"This would help to bring down drunk driving incidents by 25 per cent in the next three years," the plea claimed.
It said there was a serious need for a legislative enactment to combat excessive underage drinking.
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