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Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab Govt.

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] 

Ahead of the state budget, the Council of Ministers (CoM), led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday gave its nod to remove hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of within 500 meters of

The Council of Ministers gave its nod a proposal to amend Section 26-A of the Excise Act, 1914, for fixing the location of vends on and State

By amending Section 26-A of Excise Act, 1914, all ambiguities for serving of at hotel, restaurants and clubs would be removed by adding provisions whereby it is cleared that no retail vend would be opened within 500 meter of the and State Highways, but these restrictions shall not apply to the hotels, restaurants and clubs situated on the and State

The CoM gave a go-ahead to the draft amendment Bill, 2017, in this regard, to be tabled during the current budget session for enactment.

The budgetary proposals will be presented by state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in the Vidhan Sabha on June 20.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 21:49 IST