Source: The Economic Times, Apr 19, 2018
NEW DELHI: Heading out for drinks at your favourite watering hole in Gurugram, Noida or Delhi? You may return disappointed. Last April, the Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of liquor near highways had hit restaurants, hotels and bars.
Although the curbs were subsequently modified to exempt places that served liquor, restaurateurs now say their businesses are getting hit by new excise policy and licence norms, which have led to a scarcity of liquor supply in some states. “We are working with various state governments and we are going through a tough time, especially in states like Delhi, UP and Haryana,” said Rahul Singh, president of the National Restaurant Association of India and owner of the Beer Café.