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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

From November drinking in public places could be banned

Excise Department undertaking process to implement the ban; govt hopes it will improve image of Goa as family tourist destination

PANJIM: Excise Department on Wednesday confirmed that the process for implementing the ban on drinking in public places in Goa is on and the rule is likely to be implemented in November.

Speaking to Herald, Excise Superintendent Satyawan Bhivshet said the department is in the process of issuing a notification and drinking in places such as waterfalls, springs, monuments and areas close to religious places is likely to be banned.
“We are currently in the process of doing it and most likely the ban on drinking in public in Goa will be implemented in mid-November,” said Bhivshet
He said the aim of this is to address the grievances of travellers over the nuisance created by drunken revelers in the State and that the government believes this will boost the State’s image as a family tourist destination.
The State government on August 12 had amended the State Excise Act during the monsoon session of the State Legislative Assembly, looking to fine those found drinking in public places and had proposed ‘no alcohol consumption zones’ across the State. Any person found drinking will have to bear a fine from Rs 1000 to Rs 10,000.

Herald Goa News

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