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SC ban on liquor sale: Bars of these 20 prominent hotels closed in Jaipur

A list of most prominent properties where bars were closed.

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April 5, 2017, 9:30 am

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Jaipur: In compliance with the Supreme Court’s order banning sale of liquor, Rajasthan government closed bars being run in 20 prominent hotels, restaurants and clubs situated on national and state highways in Rajasthan.

Here is a list of most prominent properties where bars were closed:

Jaipur-Delhi National Highway

  • Hotel Le Meridian
  • Hotel Gold Palace
  • Hotel Shiv Vilash
  • Hotel Rajasthali Resort and Spa

Ajmer – Jaipur National Highway

  • Hotel Highway King
  • Shivam Resort
  • Raj Chidiya
  • Pink Perl

Tonk- Jaipur National Highway

  • Hotel Chokhi Dhani
  • Hotel Amber Vilas

Sikar-Ajmer 200 feet Bypass

  • Hotel Milan-E-Garden
  • Hotel Raj Inn
  • Hotel Chhavi Holidays and Restaurant Bar
  • Hotel Palak Paradise
  • Restaurant Bar Maharaja Garden
  • Abhimanyu Garden Restrobar
  • Rajwada Restrobar
  • Club Golden Days
  • Rajasthan Royals Bar

According to Rajasthan excise department officials the stock of liquor was seized from many of these hotels on Monday and Tuesday. Liquor wouldn’t be served in these hotels and restaurants.

Hotel owners said that the ban would impact their business severely.

The Supreme Court banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres of state and national highways. Bars operating in restaurants, hotels and clubs were also prohibited from selling liquor.

In compliance with the court order, the state government didn’t renew the license of existing shops along the highway and didn’t give license to new ones. The license of existing shops expired at the end of the financial year on March 31.

The Supreme Court banned the sale of liquor on national highways after hearing a petition claiming drunken driving to be a major cause for mishaps on national highways. Nearly 1.4 lakh people die in road accidents every year with drunken driving being a major factor, according to the National Crime Record Bureau data.

First published: April 5, 2017