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City revellers consume over 16.5 lakh liquor bottles on New Year's eve

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhiites partied hard to welcome 2019, gulping down over 16.5 lakh bottles on the eve of New Year.

According to a government official, there was a spurt in sale of in the city on December 31.

The said, as per records, the total excise collection of the government on December 31 was Rs 16.4 crore.

"16,59,636 bottles of were sold by all entities, including liquor shops, restro-bars and clubs in the national capital on December 31," the said.

In 2017, the month of December had generated Rs 458 crore for the government from the sale of liquor. The city government had earned revenue of Rs 4,243 crore from the sale of liquor in the 2016-17.

Over 500 drunken revellers, most of them youngsters, were penalised by the Police on New Year's eve, underlining a decline in the number of such cases as compared to last year.

A total of 509 challans were issued for drink-and-drive cases on New Year's eve, traffic police said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:00 IST