However, the renewal of licences of those liquor outlets located alongside highways was kept on hold following a directive by the Supreme Court.
The department stated the apex court has amended its order allowing renewal of licences of the liquor outlets in the municipal areas.
State Excise Commissioner Amit Satija has issued the order stating the licences of the retail liquor shops located within the municipal areas of Valpoi, Sanquelim, Bicholim, Mapusa, Ponda, Curchorem-Cacora, Sanguem, Margao, Mormugao, Cuncolim and Canacona and the City of Corporation of Panaji, would be renewed.
In its order dated December 15 last year, the SCstated that licences of liquor outlets located along highways should not be renewed beyond April 1 this year.
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